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Oak Hill to buy Berlin Packaging for $1.43bn

Oak Hill Capital Partners (Oak Hill), a private equity firm will acquire Berlin Packaging for $1.43bn.

Graphic Packaging $41.5m machinery upgrade

Graphic Packaging will spend $41.5m on upgrading its production machinery at West Monroe paper mill, Louisiana, US.

Deal will increase Sonoco's net sales in Europe to 21% of total sales

Sonoco to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group for $383m

Sonoco has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group for €286m ($383m) in cash.

Coveris acquires Learoyd Packaging for undisclosed sum

Coveris has acquired Learoyd Packaging, a print specialist supplying flexible packaging to supermarkets, own brand labels, food manufacturers and retailers.

‘Outlook for the 2014/15 year is for higher earnings’

Amcor profit after tax up 24.6%

Amcor will continue to expand its portfolio following its Flexible Packaging acquisitions in China, Australia, Indonesia and India.

Uflex sales up 9% as it invests $300m in next three years

Uflex flexible packaging company in India, which works with Pepsi, Wrigley and Nestle, has recorded a 9% increase in sales on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and is listed on...

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Corporate v decentralized procurement

The food and beverage industry today is faced with the question of whether corporate procurement is more effective than decentralized procurement. While its challenges set it apart from other industries,...

Ardagh on track to complete US IPO in 2015

Ardagh Group looks set to proceed with its long-awaited stock market launch in the second half of next year, according to Moody’s Investor Service.

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JBT FoodTech completes Stork ICS acquisition

JBT FoodTech has completed the acquisition of Stork ICS’s hydrostatic sterilizer technology.

Sonoco reveals Consumer Packaging segment margin impacts

Consumer Packaging operating profits suffered in the quarter but some solid growth was achieved, according to Sonoco.  

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Huhtamaki may sell firms business to focus on food packaging

Huhtamaki is evaluating the divestment of its films business segment as it focuses on food packaging.

Huhtamaki Positive Packaging deal will target Africa and UAE

Huhtamaki will acquire Positive Packaging for $336m, with the sale expected to be complete by September.

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Graphic Packaging completes Mondi Group sale

Graphic Packaging Holding Company and its wholly owned subsidiary Graphic Packaging International has completed the sale of its Multi-wall Bag business to Mondi Group. 

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Toppan jumps on barrier films growth

Toppan Printing is to build a transparent barrier film production plant in Georgia, USA with start-up expected in March 2016.

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Stora Enso acquires US-based biotech company

Stora Enso has acquired 100% of the shares of the US-based company Virdia, a developer of extraction and separation technologies for conversion of cellulosic biomass into refined sugars and lignin.

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Trellis Earth Products to acquire Cereplast assets

Trellis Earth Products is set to acquire all of Cereplast's assets for $2.6m, including its former Seymour bioplastics factory.  

FTC approves final order settling Ardagh Saint-Gobain acquisition

The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has made a final order to approve Ardagh’s proposed acquisition of Saint-Gobain after the company sold off six glass plants and related assets.

Coveris and St. Neots to launch food-to-go packaging following acquisition

Coveris will launch a FMCG cartonboard and food-to-go packaging product range once its acquisition of St Neots packaging is complete.

Bankrupted Constar to rise from the ashes

UTB Industry has taken over Constar, which was declared bankrupt in May and will relaunch it as part of the UTB Group.

DS Smith axes jobs after £100m investment

DS Smith plans to make 54 redundancies across two plants in the UK as it installs a corrugator machine as part of a £100m investment programme, which will be fully...

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Graphic Packaging sells Multi-wall Bag business to Mondi Group

Graphic Packaging Holding Company and its wholly owned subsidiary Graphic Packaging International, have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their Multi-wall Bag business to Mondi Group. 

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Greif's Q2 hit by Turkish trouble

Greif’s Q2 financial results have been negatively impacted due to the occupation of a flexible products manufacturing facility in Hadimkoy, Turkey.

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Unilever sells Ragu and Bertolli brands for $2.15bn

Unilever will sell its North America pasta sauces business under the Ragu and Bertolli brands to Mizkan Group for approximately $2.15 bn.

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Haidlmair acquires remainder of MMS from Greiner Packaging

Haidlmair is acquiring an additional 50% share in Mould & Matic Solutions (MMS) from Greiner Packaging International to become the sole owner of the company.

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$1.6bn Mauser Group acquisition

Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice will buy Mauser Group for $1.6bn.