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May 25, 2018

M&As this week: DS Smith, CCL Industries, Smurfit Kappa Group

DS Smith has signed an agreement to acquire Corrugated Container Corporation for an undisclosed sum.

DS Smith has signed an agreement to acquire Corrugated Container Corporation for an undisclosed sum.

DS Smith designs and manufactures customer-specific packaging and consumer goods, while Corrugated Container Corporation manufactures custom-designed graphics displays.

Both the companies involved in the transaction are based in the US.

The transaction enables DS Smith to expand its footprint in North America and increase its box-making capacity.

CCL Industries has entered an agreement to acquire Nortec International for $9m in cash and assumed debt.

“New Island Printing (Liaoning) Company has signed an agreement to acquire Yi Hua Green Packaging Printing Company.”

Nortec will be rebranded as CCL Design Israel following the transaction, which is expected to be completed in Q2, 2018.

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Based in the US, CCL Industries is a label maker and provider of packaging solutions, while Nortec International is an Israel-based designer and producer of high-performance labels and marking systems.

Smurfit Kappa Group plans to acquire Reparenco Holding BV from H2 Equity Partners for €460m ($542.2m) in cash.

Based in the Netherlands, Reparenco is a paper and recycling solutions provider, while H2 Equity is a private equity firm. Smurfit Kappa Group is an Irish paper packaging solutions provider.

The acquisition will expand Smurfit Kappa Groups’ existing business operations and fortify its integrated business model.

New Island Printing (Liaoning) Company has signed an agreement to acquire Yi Hua Green Packaging Printing Company from Huajun Enterprise (Yingkou) Company for CNY30m ($4.7m).

Yingkou Yi Hua Green Packaging Printing will operate as a fully-owned indirect subsidiary of Huajun Holdings following the transaction.

New Island Printing is a provider of packaging services, while Huajun Enterprise (Yingkou) is an investment holding company.

All the companies involved in the transaction are based in China.

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