M&A Deal Summary

WestRock Acquires Rock-Tenn

On July 1, 2015, WestRock acquired packaging company Rock-Tenn

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is WestRock’s 2nd transaction in the Packaging sector.
  • This is WestRock’s 2nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is WestRock’s 1st transaction in Georgia.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-07-01
Target Rock-Tenn
Sector Packaging
Buyer(s) WestRock
Deal Type Merger

Target

Rock-Tenn

Norcross, Georgia, United States
website
Rock-Tenn Company provides packaging solutions and manufacturers of containerboard and paperboard. based in Norcross, Georgia, United States.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

WestRock

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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Category Company
SectorPackaging
Employees50,000
Revenue 17.6B USD (2020)
DESCRIPTION

WestRock is a packaging company provides paper and packaging solutions in consumer and corrugated markets.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 12
Sector (Packaging) 2 of 11
Type (Merger) 2 of 2
State (Georgia) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 2 of 10
Year (2015) 2 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-07-01 MeadWestvaco

Richmond, Virginia, United States

MeadWestvaco Corporation is a packaging company providing innovative solutions to the world’s most admired brands in the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden, tobacco, and agricultural industries. The company also produces specialty chemicals for the automotive, energy, and infrastructure industries and maximizes the value of its development land holdings. MWV’s network of 125 facilities and 16,000 employees spans North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-08-11 SP Fiber Holdings Inc

Dublin, Georgia, United States

SP Fiber Holdings, Inc. a producer of recycled containerboard and kraft and bag paper with mills located in Dublin, Georgia, and Newberg, Oregon.

Buy $289M