M&A Deal Summary

Smurfit Kappa Group Acquires inspirepac

On April 15, 2015, Smurfit Kappa Group Plc acquired packaging company inspirepac Ltd. from Mosaic Private Equity Ltd. for 44M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Smurfit Kappa Group’s 5th transaction in the Packaging sector.
  • This is Smurfit Kappa Group’s 3rd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Smurfit Kappa Group’s 2nd transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-04-15
Target inspirepac Ltd.
Sector Packaging
Buyer(s) Smurfit Kappa Group Plc
Sellers(s) Mosaic Private Equity Ltd.
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 44M GBP

Target

inspirepac Ltd.

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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inspirepac Ltd. engages in the design, print, manufacture, and distribution of corrugated packaging solutions to customers. Company operates two packaging plants and a further two erecting plants in the North of England.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Smurfit Kappa Group Plc

Dublin, Ireland

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Category Company
Founded 1934
SectorPackaging
Employees48,000
Revenue 10.1B EUR (2021)
DESCRIPTION

Smurfit Kappa Group is a producer of paper-based packaging. Company manufacture paper-based packaging, with our locations supported by a network of paper, recycling and forestry operations. Smurfit Kappa Group was founded in 1934 and is based in Dublin, Ireland. Smurfit Kappa Group was founded in 1934 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 13
Sector (Packaging) 5 of 12
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 5 of 13
Country (United Kingdom) 2 of 3
Year (2015) 2 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-03-17 Grupo CYBSA

El Salvador

Grupo CYBSA operates five packaging plants in El Salvador and Costa Rica, from which it services a customer base in its domestic markets, along with Guatemala and Honduras.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-04-21 Smurfit Kappa - Solid board & Graphic Board Operations

Belgium

Smurfit Kappa - Solid board & Graphic Board Operations comprises 2 graphic board mills, and two mills solid board mills, and four converting sites. The operations are located in Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Mosaic Private Equity Ltd.

Wilmslow, United Kingdom

Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2006
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Mosaic Private Equity Ltd is a UK private equity firm focused on investments in traditional industries. Mosaic looks to invest £500,000 to £10 million in companies generating at least £1 million in profits. The Firm generally provides funding for management buyouts, development needs, acquisition financings, or shareholder liquidity. Mosaic Private Equity Ltd was formed in 2006 and is based in Manchester.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 4
Sector (Packaging) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 2
Country (United Kingdom) 3 of 4
Year (2015) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-07-19 Woodall Nicholson Ltd.

Bolton, United Kingdom

Woodall Nicholson Ltd. is a manufacturer and marketer of vehicles under the Coleman Milne, Mellor and Coleman Milne Specialist Vehicles (CMSV) brands, converting vehicles from major OEMs including Mercedes, Ford, BMW, Volkswagen Audi Group, Fiat and Iveco. Woodall Nicholson was established in 1820 and is based in Bolton, United Kingdom.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-11-15 Perspective Financial Group Ltd.

Cheshire, United Kingdom

Perspective Financial Group Ltd. is a wealth management firm. Perspective Financial Group was founded in 1976 and is based in Cheshire, United Kingdom.

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