M&A Deal Summary

WestRock Acquires Multi Packaging Solutions

On January 24, 2017, WestRock acquired packaging company Multi Packaging Solutions for 2.3B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is WestRock’s 6th transaction in the Packaging sector.
  • This is WestRock’s 2nd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is WestRock’s 6th transaction in the United States.
  • This is WestRock’s 1st transaction in New York.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-01-24
Target Multi Packaging Solutions
Sector Packaging
Buyer(s) WestRock
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 2.3B USD
Advisor(s) BofA Securities (Financial)

Target

Multi Packaging Solutions

New York, New York, United States
Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc. is a global provider of value-added packaging solutions to a diverse customer base across the healthcare, consumer and multi-media markets. MPS provides its customers with an extensive array of print-based specialty packaging solutions, including premium folding cartons, inserts, labels and rigid packaging across a variety of substrates and finishes. MPS has 59 manufacturing locations across North America, Europe and Asia and employs approximately 8,800 people.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

WestRock

Richmond, Virginia, United States

Category Company
Sector Packaging
Employees50,000
Revenue 21.3B USD (2022)
DESCRIPTION

WestRock is a packaging company provides paper and packaging solutions in consumer and corrugated markets. WestRock is based in Richmond, Virginia.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 13
Sector (Packaging) 6 of 12
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 8
State (New York) 1 of 3
Country (United States) 6 of 11
Year (2017) 1 of 6
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-01-23 WestRock - Specialty Closures and Dispensing Systems Business

Richmond, Virginia, United States

WestRock Co. - Specialty Closures and Dispensing Systems Business is a provider of highly engineered triggers, pumps, sprayers and dispensing closure solutions to major branded consumer goods product companies in the Home, Health and Beauty markets.

Sell $1.0B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-05-24 U.S. Corrugated - Five Facilities

Milwauke, Wisconsin, United States

U.S. Corrugated, Inc. - Five Facilities is a provider of packaging products and services in five corrugated converting facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana.

Buy -