M&A Deal Summary

Multi-Color Acquires WS Packaging

On July 1, 2019, Multi-Color acquired packaging company WS Packaging from Platinum Equity

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Multi-Color’s 11th transaction in the Packaging sector.
  • This is Multi-Color’s 3rd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Multi-Color’s 1st transaction in Wisconsin.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2019-07-01
Target WS Packaging
Sector Packaging
Buyer(s) Multi-Color
Sellers(s) Platinum Equity
Deal Type Merger

Target

WS Packaging

Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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WS Packaging, Inc. is a domestic pressure sensitive label manufacturers. The Company prints a broad range of high-quality pressure sensitive labels for clients engaged in the food, beverage, personal care, household, commercial, promotional, industrial, direct mail, and pharmaceutical markets.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Multi-Color

Batavia, Ohio, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1916
Sector Packaging
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 13 of 17
Sector (Packaging) 11 of 14
Type (Merger) 1 of 1
State (Wisconsin) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 3 of 4
Year (2019) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-07-17 Constantia Flexibles - Constantia Labels

Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany

Constantia Flexibles GmbH - Constantia Labels engages in label solutions serving the food, beverage and consumer packaging goods industries. Constantia Labels has approximately 2,800 employees globally, with 23 production plants across 14 countries, with major operations across Europe, Asia and North America.

Buy €1.2B
FOLLOWING 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

Platinum Equity

Beverly Hills, California, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1995
PE ASSETS 48.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION
Platinum Equity's headquarters in Beverly Hills, California.
Platinum Equity's headquarters in Beverly Hills, California.

Platinum Equity is a private equity firm focused on acquiring divestitures of larger public companies primarily in North America and Europe. Historically, Platinum targeted technology/software related businesses, however, the firm has since branched out beyond tech and will consider acquisitions in a broad range of industries including chemicals, communications, logistics, healthcare, automotive, industrial products, and business services. Platinum Equity was formed in 1995 by Tom Gores and is based in Beverly Hills, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 62 of 77
Sector (Packaging) 4 of 6
Type (Merger) 3 of 4
State (Wisconsin) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 52 of 64
Year (2019) 4 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-05-15 Artesyn Embedded Technologies

Tempe, Arizona, United States

Artesyn Embedded Technologies is a designer, manufacturer, and seller of power conversion and embedded board solutions for infrastructure applications in server and storage, networking, wireless, and telecommunications systems. Artesyn Embedded Technologies, Inc. products are used in middle to high-end servers, data storage devices, routers, hubs, high-speed modems, RF amplification systems, base station controllers and transceivers.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-10-16 TruckPro

Cordova, Tennessee, United States

TruckPro is an independent distributor of heavy-duty aftermarket truck parts and accessories in the U.S. TruckPro distributes a full range of products that cover maintenance and repair events for substantially all major OEMs of heavy-duty vehicles. TruckPro sells its products to over 35,000 customers in numerous end markets, including small, regional and national trucking companies; private fleets; waste services companies; construction companies; municipalities and independent repair shops. TruckPro, Inc. was founded in 1958 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.

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