M&A Deal Summary

Graham Packaging Acquires Liquid Container

On September 23, 2010, Graham Packaging Co., Inc. acquired plastics company Liquid Container LP from Gallagher Industries LP and Mid Oaks Investments for 568M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Graham Packaging’s 1st transaction in the Plastics sector.
  • This is Graham Packaging’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Graham Packaging’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Graham Packaging’s 1st transaction in Illinois.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2010-09-23
Target Liquid Container LP
Sector Plastics
Buyer(s) Graham Packaging Co., Inc.
Sellers(s) Gallagher Industries LP
Mid Oaks Investments
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 568M USD

Target

Liquid Container LP

West Chicago, Illinois, United States
website
Liquid Container LP is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty rigid plastic packaging containers.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Graham Packaging Co., Inc.

York, Pennsylvania, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1997
SectorPackaging
Employees8,300
DESCRIPTION

Graham Packaging engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of customized blow-molded plastic containers for many of the world's largest branded consumer product companies for whom customized packaging design is a critical component in their efforts to differentiate their products to consumers. The company's products are made primarily from HDPE and PET resins for customers in the branded automotive, food & beverage, and household & personal care businesses.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Plastics) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 1
State (Illinois) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 1
Year (2010) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1

Seller(S) 2

SELLER

Gallagher Industries LP

Denver, Colorado, United States

Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1986
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Gallagher Industries is a family owned private equity firm that targets investments in manufacturing and value-added distribution businesses headquartered in North America. Gallagher seeks owner-operated or family owned businesses looking to sell a controlling interest to an investment partner. Prospective businesses are typically profitable with EBITDA between $1 and $5 million. Gallagher Industries is based in Denver, Colorado.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 6
Sector (Plastics) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 4 of 5
State (Illinois) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 4 of 6
Year (2010) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2003-06-02 Superior MicroPowders LLC

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Superior MicroPowders (SMP) is a provider of advanced materials systems used in medical and dental applications and low-cost electronics and flat panel displays. SMP develops and manufactures commercial powders and powder-based composites, metals and metal oxides that serve the high-growth printable electronics and displays (PEDs) and energy materials sectors.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-05-26 Profile Products LLC

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States

Profile Products LLC develops, manufactures and markets innovative products and complementary solutions designed to minimize soil loss and accelerate seed germination for private and civil construction, energy, mining, landfill, agriculture, horticulture, sports fields, golf courses, and retail lawn and garden applications. Profile Products was founded in 1997 and is based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

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SELLER

Mid Oaks Investments

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1986
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Mid Oaks Investments LLC is a private investment firm that invests in middle market companies primarily located in North America. The firm targets established businesses with annual revenues between $25 million to $250 million.Although the firm has a preference for businesses in the manufacturing industry, Mid Oaks will also invest in other opportunities in industries such as distribution, service, and others. The firm is not interested in financial, insurance, real estate, oil and gas, or retail businesses. Mid Oaks Investments, LLC was founded in 1986 and is based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 12
Sector (Plastics) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 4 of 5
State (Illinois) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 8 of 11
Year (2010) 4 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-01-01 Aylward Enterprises LLC

New Bern, North Carolina, United States

Aylward Enterprises LLC is an innovative manufacturer of solid dose tablet feed systems, blister and bottle filling and tablet counting machines serving the pharmaceutical industry.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-12-21 Plastic Packaging Technologies LLC

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

Plastic Packaging Technologies LLC is a vertically integrated manufacturer of flexible packaging products for the food, pet food, specialty consumer, and health care industries. PPT's products include a full line of converted pouches, bags, and film roll stock. Plastic Packaging Technologies was founded in 2002 and is based in Kansas City, Kansas.

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