M&A Deal Summary

Graphic Packaging Holding Acquires AR Packaging Group AB

On May 14, 2021, Graphic Packaging Holding Co. acquired packaging company AR Packaging Group AB from CVC Capital Partners for 1.5B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Graphic Packaging Holding’s 16th transaction in the Packaging sector.
  • This is Graphic Packaging Holding’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Graphic Packaging Holding’s 1st transaction in Sweden.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2021-05-14
Target AR Packaging Group AB
Sector Packaging
Buyer(s) Graphic Packaging Holding Co.
Sellers(s) CVC Capital Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 1.5B USD
Advisor(s) Credit Suisse Investment Banking (Financial)
Roschier, Attorneys Ltd. (Legal)

Target

AR Packaging Group AB

Malmo, Sweden
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AR Packaging is a producer of fiber-based consumer packaging. The Company is divided into three divisions: Branded Products (tobacco and confectionery), Barrier Packaging (performance packaging, flexibles) and Food (food/consumer goods and food services). AR Packaging is based in Malmo, Sweden.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Graphic Packaging Holding Co.

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Category Company
Founded 2007
SectorPackaging
Employees18,775
Revenue 6.6B USD (2020)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to Graphic Packaging's corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Entrance to Graphic Packaging's corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Graphic Packaging is a packaging company. Graphic Packaging produces a range of paperboard grades convertible into folding cartons that are used primarily to protect products, such as food, detergents, paper products, beverages, and health and beauty aids. Graphic Packaging was formed in 2007 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 16 of 16
Sector (Packaging) 16 of 16
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 10 of 10
Country (Sweden) 1 of 1
Year (2021) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 7
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-04-27 Americraft Carton, Inc.

Prairie Village, Kansas, United States

Americraft Cartonois a privately owned paperboard folding carton manufacturer in North America. With seven manufacturing sites in the US as well as many sales and customer service locations throughout the country, Americraft assists companies of all sizes with their packaging needs, including concept and package design, graphic design, production, warehousing, inventory management, and packaging equipment. We proudly create high-quality folding cartons and paperboard packaging with a commitment to unrivaled service. Americraft Cartonois was formed in 1983 and is based in Prairie Village, Kansas.

Buy $280M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

CVC Capital Partners

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1981
PE ASSETS 82.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

CVC Capital Partners is a global private equity firm focused on investments in large companies located in Europe, North America, and Asia. CVC looks for opportunities with stable cash flows and talented management, and will consider businesses in a variety of industries. Target sectors include textiles, industrial products, waste management, building materials, energy/utilities, business services, financial services, distribution, healthcare, media, semiconductors, and gaming. CVC can handle transactions valued from €250 million to €10 billion. CVC Capital Partners was formed in 1981 and is based in Luxembourg.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 155 of 164
Sector (Packaging) 7 of 7
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 57 of 61
Country (Sweden) 2 of 3
Year (2021) 5 of 13
Size (of disclosed) 16 of 51
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-05-10 Valeo Foods Group Ltd.

Dublin, Ireland

Valeo Foods is a producer and innovator of branded food products including Jacobs, Rowse, Kettle, Odlums, Barratt and Balconi, among others, across various categories and channels. Valeo Foods was founded in 1845 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-06-01 The Executive Centre Ltd.

Hong Kong, China

The Executive Centre provides serviced offices, virtual office representation services, meeting and conference facilities, and business concierge services to multinational corporations, small and medium enterprises, and start-ups. The Executive Centre was founded in 1994 and is based in Hong Kong.

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