Sonoco Products Co.

1 North Second Street,
Hartsville, South Carolina 29550
United States,
(843) 383-7000

Sonoco Products Co. is a provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services.

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Buy (1.2/yr) # 8 1 1 1 2 1 14
vol $1.1B $383M $400M $150M $2.1B
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - - 2 - - 2
vol $280M $280M

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Largest Tegrant Corp.
$550M (2011-10-10)
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Largest Sonoco - Rigid Plastics Blow Molding Operations
$280M (2016-09-01)

According to our data here at Mergr, Sonoco Products has acquired 14 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Sonoco Products’ largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Tegrant for $550M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold Sonoco - Rigid Plastics Blow Molding Operations to Amcor for $280M. Sonoco Products has acquired in 7 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include packaging (79%) and building materials (8%).

When analyzing the packaging sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 108 packaging companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 12 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic packaging acquirer over the past 3 years is ProAmpac, with 10 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the packaging sector over the past 3 years is Leonard Green and Partners LP with 2 platform acquisitions.

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