Ball Acquisitions and Exits, 16 Deals Between 1990 and 2018
packaging Company

Ball has acquired 12 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Ball’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Rexam for $7.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Ball - Metal Beverage Packaging Facilities to ORG Packaging for $225M. Ball has acquired in 6 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include packaging (50%) and beverages (17%).

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Ball Corp.

10 Longs Peak Drive,
Broomfield, Colorado 5000
United States,
(303) 469-3131

Ball Corporation is a supplier of metal packaging to the beverage, food, personal care and household products industries. Ball's packaging products are produced for a variety of end uses and are manufactured in facilities around the world. The Company also provides aerospace and other technologies and services to governmental and commercial customers within our aerospace and technologies segment. Ball was formed in 1880 and is based in Broomfield, Colorado.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 11 - 1 - - - 12
vol $2.7B $7.1B $9.7B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 - - 1 2 - 4
vol $225M $225M

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Largest Rexam Plc
$7.1B (2016-06-30)
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Largest Ball Corp. - Metal Beverage Packaging Facilities
$225M (2018-12-13)

Packaging M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the packaging sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 106 packaging companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 8 have acquired at least 5 companies.

The most prolific strategic packaging acquirer over the past 3 years is WestRock, with 7 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the packaging sector over the past 3 years is Graham Partners with 4 platform acquisitions.

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