M&A Deal Summary

Multi-Color Acquires Hexagon

On October 1, 2021, Multi-Color acquired business services company Hexagon from Mercury Capital Pty.

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Multi-Color’s 2nd transaction in the Business Services sector.
  • This is Multi-Color’s 1st transaction in New Zealand.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2021-10-01
Target Hexagon
Sector Business Services
Buyer(s) Multi-Color
Sellers(s) Mercury Capital Pty.
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition

Target

Hexagon

Auckland, New Zealand
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Hexagon is a privately-owned holding company for independent label manufacturing businesses Adhesif Labels (AKL, SYD), Hally Labels (AKL, BNE, CHC, SYD), Kiwi Labels (CHC), and Rapid Labels (AKL). Specialist narrow-web converters of labels, shrink sleeves and linerless wraps. Hexagon is based in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Multi-Color

Batavia, Ohio, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1916
SectorPackaging
Employees3,550
Revenue 1.3B USD (2018)
DESCRIPTION

Multi-Color is a provider of label solutions supporting a number of brands including leading producers of home and personal care, wine and spirit, food and beverage and specialty consumer products. MCC serves international brand owners in North, Central and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and China with a comprehensive range of the latest label technologies in Pressure Sensitive, Cut and Stack, In-Mold, Shrink Sleeve and Heat Transfer. Multi-Color was founded in 1916 and is based in Batavia, Ohio.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 15 of 15
Sector (Business Services) 2 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 11 of 11
Country (New Zealand) 1 of 1
Year (2021) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-03-31 Herrods

Box Hill North, Australia

Herrods is a high-growth labeling technology in which pre-printed labels are inserted into a packaging mold during a container’s manufacturing process, creating a fully recyclable, cost-effective, durable, and consistent product. Herrods was founded in 1963 and is based in Box Hill North, Australia.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Mercury Capital Pty.

Sydney, Australia

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2010
PE ASSETS 400M AUD
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Mercury Capital is a private equity group focused on investing in established private businesses operating in Australia and New Zealand. Mercury looks to acquire controlling positions for a variety of situations, including succession plannings, expansion financings, recapitalizations, as well as partnering with existing management or owners to help drive growth. Mercury raised it's debut fund in 2010.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 2
Sector (Business Services) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 1
Country (New Zealand) 1 of 1
Year (2021) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-06-17 Bauer Media Group - Australian and New Zealand Business

Australia

Bauer Media Group - Australian and New Zealand Business include the Australian magazine publishing licenses to titles including Harpers Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, and InStyle.

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