M&A Deal Summary

Mason Wells Acquires Nelipak

On December 6, 2013, private equity firm Mason Wells acquired packaging company Nelipak from Sealed Air for 125M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Mason Wells’ 6th transaction in the Packaging sector.
  • This is Mason Wells’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Mason Wells’ 1st transaction in the Netherlands.
Investment Fate
  • Nelipak was sold to a consortium of financial buyers in 2019.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2013-12-06
Target Nelipak
Sector Packaging
Buyer(s) Mason Wells
Sellers(s) Sealed Air
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 125M USD

Target

Nelipak

Venray, Netherlands
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Nelipak is a global manufacturer of custom-designed rigid healthcare packaging used for Class II and Class III medical devices, and pharma drug delivery products. The company operates strategically located cleanroom facilities meeting customers’ most stringent packaging requirements. Nelipak’s experienced in-house design, development, prototyping, manufacturing and quality teams offer medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines and other value-added services.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Mason Wells

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1998
PE ASSETS 600M USD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Mason Wells is a private equity firm focused on middle-market buyout opportunities in the Midwest US. Mason Wells looks to invest in businesses operating in engineered products and services, outsourced business services, and specialty packaging. Target companies typically generate revenue of $25 to $300 million and EBITDA of at least $5 million. The Firm prefers businesses with high barriers to entry, limited customer concentration, and strong market positions. Mason Wells was originally formed 1982 as a subsidiary of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation and became an independent firm in 1998. Mason Wells is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 22 of 36
Sector (Packaging) 6 of 8
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
Country (Netherlands) 1 of 1
Year (2013) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-12-01 Aquion

Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States

Aquion, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of premium water treatment equipment and water quality solutions that serve a variety of markets around the world. We have been manufacturing water treatment equipment. Aquion was founded in 1953 and is based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-01-05 Paris Presents

Gurnee, Illinois, United States

Paris Presents, Inc. creates and distributes beauty products and personal care accessories to mass merchants, drug stores, specialty beauty stores, and online retailers. Its comprehensive portfolio includes brands that are eco-conscious, digitally savvy, provide strong beauty education and deliver superior performance to a loyal consumer following. Its #1 cosmetics accessories brands are Real Techniques©, maker of the #1 brand in cosmetic sponges; EcoTools©, cosmetics and bath accessories; Body Benefits by Body Image©, # 1 player in bath accessories as well as retailer brands. Company Founded in 1947 and Headquartered in Gurnee, Illinois.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Sealed Air

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1960
Sector Packaging
Employees16,500
Revenue 5.5B USD (2021)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to Sealed Air's corporate headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Entrance to Sealed Air's corporate headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sealed Air is a global provider of food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. Sealed Air serves an array of end markets including food and beverage processing, food service, retail, healthcare and industrial, and commercial and consumer applications. Sealed Air was formed in 1960 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 5
Sector (Packaging) 1 of 3
Type (Divestiture) 2 of 5
Country (Netherlands) 1 of 1
Year (2013) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-10-29 CxS

Yokohama, Japan

CxS is a provider of cleaning, sanitation and hygiene products and solutions to institutional customers in the Japanese market.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-07-02 Virox Accel Brand and Healthcare Business

Canada

Virox Technologies’ Accel® brand and healthcare business.

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