Smurfit Kappa Group Acquisitions and Exits, 15 Deals Between 2010 and 2018
packaging Company

Smurfit Kappa Group has acquired 12 companies, including 10 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Smurfit Kappa Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Orange County Container Group for $340M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2010, when it sold Smurfit Kappa Group - Bag operations to Mondi for $48M. Smurfit Kappa Group has acquired in 3 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include packaging (100%).

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Smurfit Kappa Group Plc

Ballymount Road Walkinstown,
353 1 409 0000

Smurfit Kappa Group Plc 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.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 3 4 3 2 - - 12
vol $490M $67M $557M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 1 - - 1 - 3
vol $48M $48M

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Largest Orange County Container Group LLC
$340M (2012-09-24)
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Largest Smurfit Kappa Group - Bag operations
$48M (2010-04-19)

Packaging M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the packaging sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 100 packaging companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 9 have acquired at least 5 companies.

The most prolific strategic packaging acquirer over the past 3 years is WestRock, with 7 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the packaging sector over the past 3 years is Graham Partners with 4 platform acquisitions.

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