M&A Deal Summary

Smurfit Kappa Group Acquires inspirepac

On April 15, 2015, Smurfit Kappa Group acquired packaging company inspirepac from Mosaic Private Equity 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
Sector Packaging
Buyer(s) Smurfit Kappa Group
Sellers(s) Mosaic Private Equity
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 44M GBP

Target

inspirepac

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

Dublin, Ireland

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Category Company
Founded 1934
Sector Packaging
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's 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

Wilmslow, United Kingdom

Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2006
Size Small
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 6
Sector (Packaging) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 2
Country (United Kingdom) 3 of 5
Year (2015) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-07-19 WN VTech

Bolton, United Kingdom

WN VTech 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. WN VTech was founded in 1820 and is based in Bolton, United Kingdom.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-07-01 Engage

Manchester, United Kingdom

Engage is a colleague engagement platform that creates thriving communities. We combine an unmatched understanding of engagement in business with consumer-grade technology. Engage was founded in 2013 and is based in Manchester, United Kingdom.

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