International Paper Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Packaging Company

International Paper has acquired 14 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 12 assets.

International Paper’s largest acquisition to date was in 1998, when it acquired Union Camp for $5.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold International Paper - Kwidzyn pulp and paper mill to Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG for $755M. International Paper has acquired in 7 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include packaging (58%) and forest products (22%).

Join Mergr and gain access to International Paper’s M&A summary, the M&A summaries of companies just like it, as well as recent M&A activity in the packaging sector.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 19
  • M&A Advisors 3

International Paper

International Paper Co.

6400 Poplar Avenue,
Memphis, Tennessee 38197
United States,
(901) 419-9000
www.internationalpaper.com

International Paper is a global provider of paper and packaging with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and North Africa. International Paper was founded in 1898 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 13 - - - - 1 14
vol $16.9B $16.9B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 7 1 1 - 1 2 12
vol $1.8B $91M $755M $2.6B
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Berkley MF LLC 2021-02-24 - Divestiture
Reno, Nevada · www.moldedfiberpak.com
International Paper Co. - Kwidzyn pulp and paper mill 2021-02-12 755M EUR Divestiture
Memphis, Tennessee
Olmuksan International Paper Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. 2021-01-05 - Stake Purchase
Istanbul, Turkey · www.olmuksan-ipaper.com
International Paper Co. - Corrugated Packaging Business 2020-03-29 91M BRL Divestiture
, Brazil
International Paper Co. - North America Consumer Packaging Business 2018-01-02 - Divestiture
Memphis, Tennessee
International Paper Co. - Foodservice Business 2017-06-29 - Divestiture
Memphis, Tennessee
Weyerhaeuser Co. - Pulp Business 2016-05-02 - Divestiture
, United States
Holmen - Newsprint Mill 2016-03-16 - Divestiture
, Spain
International Paper - Carolina Coated Bristols Business 2015-03-31 - Divestiture
Memphis, Tennessee
Orsa International Paper Embalagens S.A. 2014-04-08 - Stake Purchase
Barueri,, Brazil
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Packaging 8 (57%) 10.6B (63%) 7 (58%) 846M (32%)
Forest Products 3 (21%) 5.7B (34%) 1 (8%) -
Building Materials 1 (7%) 400M (2%) 2 (17%) 1.3B (49%)
Distribution 1 (7%) 185M (1%) - -
Environmental 1 (7%) - - -
Chemicals - - 1 (8%) 485M (19%)
Consumer Products - - 1 (8%) -
Total 14 $16.9B 12 $2.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 10 16.7B 7 2.5B
  Tennessee - - 4 755M
  Illinois 2 400M 1 523M
  New Jersey 2 5.2B - -
  Texas 1 4.5B - -
  Pennsylvania 1 1.1B - -
  New York 1 875M - -
  Nevada 1 - - -
  Florida - - 1 485M
Brazil 1 - 1 91M
Austria - - 1 -
Canada - - 1 -
  British Columbia - - 1 -
China 1 200M - -
India 1 - - -
Poland - - 1 -
Spain 1 - - -
Turkey - - 1 -
Domestic 10 (71%) 16.7B (99%) 7 (58%) 2.5B (96%)
Cross-border 4 (29%) 200M (1%) 5 (42%) 91M (4%)
Total 14 $16.9B 12 $2.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group LLC
1
UBS Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $15.2B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.7B
TOTAL $16.9B
Largest Union Camp Corp.
$5.0B (1998-11-25)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $2.5B
< $100M 1 $91M
TOTAL $2.6B
Largest International Paper Co. - Kwidzyn pulp and paper mill
$755M (2021-02-12)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
2 (14%)
Strategic(s)
50%
7 (50%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
17%
2 (17%)
Strategic(s)
75%
9 (75%)

 Subscribe to unlock this and 167,181
investor and company profiles

Sign-up today to get full access

  • check  Unlimited Searches
  • check  Unlimited Profile Views
  • check  Build and Export Lists of
    • PE Backed Companies
    • Direct Investors & Acquirers
    • Advisors
    • Deals
    • & More

What's Mergr?

We built Mergr to save people the arduous and time-consuming process of tracking when companies are bought, sold, and who currently owns them.

Every day, new opportunities emerge around M&A and we help professionals of all types comb through transactions, investors, and corporate acquirers via an easy-to-use web database that is accessible to anyone.

Try us for 1 week free today!

Mergr, the Easiest-to-Use PE and M&A DB


Key Benefits

  • Stay informed on events in your industry
  • M&A research that takes seconds (not all afternoon)
  • Better understand your customers and prospects
  • Discover active buyers (or sellers)
Search
  • 4.2K Private Equity Firms
  • 156K M&A Transactions
  • 163K Companies Involved in M&A
    (Buyer, Seller, or Target)
  • 3.3K M&A Advisors
    (Investment Banks and Law Firms)
  • 55K M&A Contacts
    (PE and M&A Advisors)

Ready to try?

Join FREE for 1 Week

No obligation. Cancel anytime.