Georgia-Pacific Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Forest Products Company

Georgia-Pacific has acquired 6 companies of its own, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 9 assets.

Georgia-Pacific’s largest acquisition to date was in 2000, when it acquired Fort James for $7.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2012, when it sold Georgia-Pacific - Tissue Business to Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA for $1.5B. Georgia-Pacific has acquired in 6 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include packaging (50%) and building materials (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 2

Georgia-Pacific LLC

133 Peachtree St. NE,
Atlanta, Georgia 30348
United States,
(404)652-4000
www.gp.com

Georgia-Pacific is a manufacturer of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 5 1 - - - - 6
vol $9.9B $9.9B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 6 1 1 - - 1 9
vol $1.7B $185M $175M $2.1B
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Georgia-Pacific LLC - Nonwovens Business 2021-01-06 175M USD Divestiture
Mt. Holly, North Carolina
Georgia-Pacific Steinfurt GmbH 2018-06-19 185M USD Divestiture
Steinfurt, Germany
Georgia-Pacific LLC - Paper Chemicals Business 2017-09-29 - Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia
PAX Corrugated Products, Inc. 2017-08-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Lebanon, Ohio · www.paxbox.com
Georgia-Pacific - Engineered Lumber Business 2015-12-21 215M USD Divestiture
, United States
SPG Holdings LLC 2014-08-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.spglp.com
Buckeye Technologies Inc. 2013-04-24 1.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Memphis, Tennessee · www.bkitech.com
Temple-Inland Building Products 2012-12-13 750M USD Add-on Acquisition
, United States
Georgia-Pacific LLC - Tissue Business 2012-07-19 1.5B EUR Divestiture
, United Kingdom
Insulair, Inc. 2006-07-06 170M USD Add-on Acquisition
Vernalis, California · www.insulair.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC    - Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC - Pine Chemical Business 2017-08-22 1
Atlanta, Georgia · www.gp-chemicals.com Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia-Pacific Building Products LLC    - Georgia-Pacific Building Products LLC - Georgia-Pacific building products distribution business 2004-05-01 1
Atlanta, Georgia · www.gp.com Atlanta, Georgia

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Forest Products 1 (17%) 1.5B (15%) 3 (33%) 575M (28%)
Packaging 3 (50%) 170M (2%) - -
Transportation - - 3 (33%) -
Consumer Products 1 (17%) 7.5B (76%) 1 (11%) 1.5B (72%)
Building Materials 1 (17%) 750M (8%) - -
Chemicals - - 1 (11%) -
Distribution - - 1 (11%) -
Total 6 $9.9B 9 $2.1B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 9.9B 7 390M
  Georgia - - 3 -
  Arkansas - - 2 -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Tennessee 1 1.5B - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 7.5B - -
  California 1 170M - -
  North Carolina - - 1 175M
Germany - - 1 185M
United Kingdom - - 1 1.5B
Domestic 6 (100%) 9.9B (100%) 7 (78%) 390M (19%)
Cross-border - - 2 (22%) 1.7B (81%)
Total 6 $9.9B 9 $2.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Shearman & Sterling LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $9.0B
$100M to $1B 2 $920M
TOTAL $9.9B
Largest Fort James Corp.
$7.5B (2000-07-18)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.5B
$100M to $1B 3 $575M
TOTAL $2.1B
Largest Georgia-Pacific LLC - Tissue Business
$1.5B (2012-07-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
2 (33%)
Strategic(s)
17%
1 (17%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Strategic(s)
89%
8 (89%)

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