PCA - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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PCA M&A Summary

PCA has acquired 11 companies. It has also divested 1 asset.

PCA’s largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Boise for $2.0B. PCA has acquired in 8 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include packaging (91%) and forest products (10%).

PCA Business Overview

Where is PCA headquartered?

PCA is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.

What is PCA’s revenue?

PCA disclosed revenue of 7,802M USD for 2023 and 8,478M USD for 2022.

How many employees does PCA have?

PCA has 14,900 employees.

What sector is PCA in?

PCA is a packaging company.

When was PCA founded?

PCA was founded in 1867.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 2

PCA

Packaging Corporation of America

1 North Field Court,
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
United States,
(800) 456-4725
www.packagingcorp.com

PCA is a producer of container board and corrugated packaging products. PCA was founded in 1867 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
vol $2.8B $2.8B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sacramento Container Corp. 2017-08-21 265M USD Add-on Acquisition
McClellan Park, California · www.saccontainer.biz
Columbus Container, Inc. 2016-10-11 100M USD Add-on Acquisition
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.columbuscontainer.com
TimBar Packaging & Display Group 2016-07-06 386M USD Add-on Acquisition
Hanover, Pennsylvania · www.timbar.com
Crockett Packaging 2014-07-25 21M USD Add-on Acquisition
Industry, California
Boise Inc. 2013-09-16 2.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Boise, Idaho · www.boiseinc.com
Colorado Container Corp. 2011-11-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado
Packaging Materials Co. 2011-09-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Huntsville, Alabama
Field Packaging Group LLC 2011-04-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Bedford Park, Illinois
Elwood Packaging, Inc. 2009-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.elwoodbox.com
Midland Packaging & Display, Inc. 2006-03-01 - Divestiture
Franksville, Wisconsin · www.midlandpkg.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Packaging 10 (91%) 772M (28%) 1 (100%) -
Forest Products 1 (9%) 2.0B (72%) - -
Total 11 $2.8B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 2.8B 1 -
  Illinois 3 - - -
  California 2 286M - -
  Wisconsin 1 - 1 -
  Idaho 1 2.0B - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Alabama 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 386M - -
  Indiana 1 100M - -
Total 11 $2.8B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BofA Securities
1
Legal Deals
Mayer Brown
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.0B
$100M to $1B 2 $651M
< $100M 2 $121M
TOTAL $2.8B
Largest Boise Inc.
$2.0B (2013-09-16)

M&A Connections

Deals
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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