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Treehouse completes $2.7bn acquisition of ConAgra private-label business

Treehouse Foods has completed its $2.7bn acquisition of ConAgra’s private-label operations.

WG Anderson folding carton manufacturer

Graphic Packaging International makes its second acquisition of the year

Graphic Packaging International, part of Graphic Packaging Holding, has agreed to acquire Walter G. Anderson, (WG Anderson), including two converting facilities, expected to close in Q1, 2016.

Graphic Packaging International to acquire Colorpak for $60m

Graphic Packaging International, part of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, has agreed to buy Colorpak, a folding carton supplier in Australia and New Zealand for $60m, with the deal expected to...

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Ecolab action to combat Venezuelan uncertainty

Ecolab is making an accounting change in relation to Venezuela due to the ‘limited ability to maintain normal operations’ in the country.

Amcor acquires Deluxe Packages for $45m

Amcor has acquired Deluxe Packages, for $45m which will form part of the firm’s Flexibles Americas business group.

M&A of 2015 packed and processed by FPD

We have taken a look back through our archives to bring you the biggest deals of this year. Some are still going on as they pass (or not) antritrust measures.

Mondi terminates Walki acquisition after European Commission concerns

Mondi Group has terminated its application to acquire Walki after being unable to find a ‘workable solution’ with the European Commission over competition concerns in the market segment.

Some critics not happy with rebranded name

Voxpop: Reaction to Dow, DuPont merger

From criticising the name ‘DowDuPont’, to the effect the deal will have on investors and reservations over FTC (Federal Trade Commission) approval, we round-up the best comments on the internet...

DuPont, Dow merger – ‘likely to be one of the biggest M&A transactions of 2016’

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced they will merge to become DowDuPont last week – if the deal goes ahead it is ‘likely to be one of the biggest...

DuPont and Dow to merge

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company have ended speculation by announcing they are to merge and the combined company will be called DowDuPont.

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Peak Rock acquires Berner Food & Beverage

Peak Rock private equity firm has acquired Berner Food & Beverage, which manufactures private label cheese dips, salsa con queso, alfredo sauce, aerosol cheese products and coffee and latte-based beverages.

The Original Cakerie ‘poised for growth’ after Gryphon take-over

Gryphon Investors has made a majority investment in The Original Cakerie, which makes frozen desserts for customers in the US and Canada, with the deal expected to close this month.

UK Vs Germany – which manufacturers spend the most on automation?

The UK has long lagged behind many industrial nations with its uptake of automation in manufacturing, according to figures from the International Federation of Robotics. Yet automation of manufacturing tasks...

‘Most likely the assets will end up with a private equity fund’

Ball hires Goldman Sachs to sell 11 plants to appease EU antitrust regulators over Rexam deal

Ball has offered to sell more than $1.58bn worth of assets to appease EU antitrust regulators for its $6.69bn acquisition of Rexam.

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BillerudKorsnäs signs €31m loan agreement for its R&D programme

Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a €31m loan agreement with BillerudKorsnäs to fund its research and development (R&D) programme in 2015-2019.

Barry Callebaut to expand its European Specialties business

Barry Callebaut plans to expand its European Specialties business, by acquiring the commercial vending activities of FrieslandCampina Kievit.

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Amcor boosts preform manufacturing capability

Amcor Rigid Plastics USA has snapped up the manufacturing assets and intellectual property of Eco-Groupe, Inc.

Crown: The opportunities for can growth in China are tremendous – the issue is capacity and pricing

The opportunities for can growth are tremendous in China, according to Tim Donahue,president, COO, Crown Holdings, but ‘the issue there is capacity and pricing’.

Crown Packaging in Neath, Wales, to close

Crown Holdings discusses four plant closures in Q3 2015 results

Crown Holdings announced the closure of two North American food can plants, in Baltimore, Maryland and Chatham, Ontario, in Q3 2015 and as part of the company’s restructure it is...

Merger round up: Amcor, Sidel, Bosch, Kliklok-Woodman

Amcor, Sidel, Bosch, Kliklok-Woodman and Adept are some of the companies in FoodProductionDaily's round-up of mergers and acquisitions this month.

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IFC signs advisory services agreement with Stora Enso Lao

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed an advisory services agreement with Stora Enso Lao Co. to help the company improve its social risk management in Lao...

DS Smith to further grow in geographic scale and quality of service in addition to its recent acquisitions

DS Smith says it has a clear vision of further growing the business both on a geographic scale and quality of service, according to Miles Roberts, CEO.

ECMA Congress 2015, Bucharest, Romania

‘What is the attraction for investors in carton packaging companies?’

The carton industry is fragmented and there is a high probability it will evolve through acquisition, according to Nick Mockett, head of Packaging M&A, Moorgate Capital.    

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Davis-Standard acquires Gloucester Engineering

Davis-Standard has acquired Gloucester Engineering to strengthen its blown film offering.

Also: O-I completes $2.15bn deal for Vitro

Berlin buy boosts plan to double by 2017

Berlin Packaging has acquired Vivid Packaging claiming the deal makes it the largest US packaging supplier in its class.

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