MeadWestvaco Acquisitions and Exits, 9 Deals Between 2001 and 2015
packaging Company

MeadWestvaco has acquired 6 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 3 assets.

MeadWestvaco’s largest acquisition to date was in 2006, when it acquired Calmar for $710M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold MeadWestvaco Timberlands to Plum Creek Timber for $1.1B. MeadWestvaco has acquired in 4 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include manufacturing (34%) and packaging (34%).

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MeadWestvaco Corp.

501 South 5th Street,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
United States,
(804) 444-1000

MeadWestvaco Corporation is a packaging company providing innovative solutions to the world’s most admired brands in the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden, tobacco, and agricultural industries. The company also produces specialty chemicals for the automotive, energy, and infrastructure industries and maximizes the value of its development land holdings. MWV’s network of 125 facilities and 16,000 employees spans North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '10 '11 '12 '13 '14 '15 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 2 - 3 - - 1 6
vol $710M $710M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 - - 2 - - 3
vol $2.2B $2.2B

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Largest Calmar, Inc.
$710M (2006-07-05)
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Largest MeadWestvaco Timberlands
$1.1B (2013-10-28)

Packaging M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the packaging sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 101 packaging companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 9 have acquired at least 5 companies.

The most prolific strategic packaging acquirer over the past 3 years is WestRock, with 7 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the packaging sector over the past 3 years is Graham Partners with 4 platform acquisitions.

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