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MPS to acquire Presentation Products Group

28 Nov 2014 − Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Presentation Products Group, a Scottish supplier of gifting products and premium packaging. » more

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Mondi to close Silicart release liner plant in Italy

27 Nov 2014 − Mondi has announced plans to close down its Silicart plant in Italy which produces silicone-coated release liners. 62 employees are affected by the move.» more

Onex to acquire Swiss packaging producer SIG Combibloc

26 Nov 2014 − There will soon be a new owner for SIG Combibloc, one of the largest producers of beverage cartons in the world. Private equity firm Onex plans to acquire the Swiss company for €3.8bn.» more

Prices for hardwood pulp heading north in November

25 Nov 2014 − Due to the Euro-US dollar exchange rate development, Euro countries have to pay notably higher prices for pulp in November. » more

Mixed paper prices in Italy down on ample supply

25 Nov 2014 − November has seen a surplus supply of mixed paper on the Italian recovered paper market. The price for the grade went down as a result.» more

Delion to restart DIP production in Voreppe in mid-2015

24 Nov 2014 − The former Vertaris mill in Voreppe might restart operations in mid-2015. Delion France announced that production of deinked pulp would then be resumed after the installation of a pulp dryer. The initial production is...» more

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Ethos to acquire Nampak divisions for ZAR1.6bn

21 Nov 2014 − South African Ethos Private Equity has entered into an agreement to acquire Nampak’s Tissue, Corrugated and Sacks divisions for a total purchase price of ZAR1.575bn (approx. €114m). » more

Nordic Paper with new majority owner

20 Nov 2014 − Private equity fund Special Situations Venture Partners III (SSVP) is the new majority owner of Nordic Paper. » more

Expera acquires idled pulp mill in the USA

19 Nov 2014 − Expera Specialty Solutions will soon restart operations at the idled Old Town Fuel & Fibre pulp mill in Maine. The company acquired the site with a capacity of 200,000 tpy of NBHK pulp and plans to restore 180 jobs.» more

UPM capacity rationalisation actions influencing British paper markets in November

18 Nov 2014 − UPM's announcement that it will slash its paper output capacity by closing machines including a newsprint PM at its British Shotton Paper mill has left its traces on the British market.» more