International Paper - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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International Paper M&A Summary

International Paper has acquired 15 companies, including 2 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 2024, when it acquired DS Smith for $9.9B. 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 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include packaging (60%) and forest products (20%).

International Paper Business Overview

Where is International Paper headquartered?

International Paper is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

What is International Paper’s revenue?

International Paper disclosed revenue of 18,916M USD for 2023 and 21,161M USD for 2022.

How many employees does International Paper have?

International Paper has 38,200 employees.

What sector is International Paper in?

International Paper is a packaging company.

When was International Paper founded?

International Paper was founded in 1898.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 5

International Paper

International Paper Company

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

International Paper is a multinational company operating in the packaging and paper industry. International Paper provides sustainable packaging, pulp, and paper products and serves a diverse range of customers, including manufacturers, retailers, and consumers. International Paper was founded in 1898 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 13 - 1 - - 1 15
vol $16.9B $9.9B $26.8B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 9 1 2 - - - 12
vol $1.8B $91M $755M $2.6B
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DS Smith Plc 2024-04-16 9.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.dssmith.com
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 Sale
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Packaging 9 (60%) 20.5B (77%) 7 (58%) 846M (32%)
Forest Products 3 (20%) 5.7B (21%) 1 (8%) -
Building Materials 1 (7%) 400M (1%) 2 (17%) 1.3B (49%)
Distribution 1 (7%) 185M (1%) - -
Environmental 1 (7%) - - -
Chemicals - - 1 (8%) 485M (19%)
Consumer Products - - 1 (8%) -
Total 15 $26.8B 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 -
United Kingdom 1 9.9B - -
Domestic 10 (67%) 16.7B (62%) 7 (58%) 2.5B (96%)
Cross-border 5 (33%) 10.1B (38%) 5 (42%) 91M (4%)
Total 15 $26.8B 12 $2.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BofA Securities
1
Evercore Group
1
UBS Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
1
Debevoise & Plimpton
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $25.1B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.7B
TOTAL $26.8B
Largest DS Smith Plc
$9.9B (2024-04-16)
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)
13%
2 (13%)
Strategic(s)
47%
7 (47%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
17%
2 (17%)
Strategic(s)
75%
9 (75%)

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