CCL Industries acquires Brazilian content labels producer Powerpress

7 March 2016 (Last Updated March 7th, 2016 18:30)

Label and packaging solutions provider CCL Industries has acquired the assets of Brazil-based privately owned Powerpress Rotulos & Etiquetas Adesivas (Powerpress) in a $10.25m deal.

Label and packaging solutions provider CCL Industries has acquired the assets of Brazil-based privately owned Powerpress Rotulos & Etiquetas Adesivas (Powerpress) in a $10.25m deal.

Powerpress produces expanded content labels for agricultural chemical and pharmaceutical customers.

In 2015, Powerpress recorded approximately $6.5m in sales and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $2.5m.

CCL president Geoffrey Martin said: "We have been in Brazil for ten years where our CCL Label operation remains one of the best performing business units in the company.

"Despite the changed economic climate in the country, we believe now is a good time to make strategic investments to broaden our market presence.

"We have been in Brazil for ten years where our CCL Label operation remains one of the best performing business units in the company."

"Powerpress will be immediately integrated into CCL Label Brazil led by Luis Jocionis, vice-president and managing director."

The transaction is subject to certain customary completion adjustments.

CCL recently acquired Zephyr, a Singapore-based privately held company, and its two Malaysian subsidiaries in Penang and Johor, for $39m. The transaction, which is subject to customary completion adjustments, includes a large owned manufacturing facility in Singapore.

Zephyr is a label converter focused on customers in the electronics industry.

Martin added: "These new geographies for CCL are important for the development of our overall business in Asia, complementing our strong presence in the electronics industry in China following the acquisition of Worldmark in 2015."