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Back to blog April 19, 2021 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Firms Investing in Packaging Companies

The Private Equity Info Research Database currently tracks 348 current portfolio companies in the Packaging space. These companies are collectively held by 259 private equity firms.

16 of these private equity firms hold at least 3 platform investments in packaging companies in their current portfolio.

Private Equity Firms with 3+ Portfolio Holdings in the Packaging Industry

  1. Arsenal Capital Partners (New York, NY)
  2. Graham Partners (Newton Square, PA)
  3. CGS Management (Pfäffikon, Switzerland)
  4. Lindsay Goldberg (New York, NY)
  5. Spell Capital Partners (Minneapolis, MN)
  6. CVC Capital Partners (London, UK)
  7. Ardian (Paris, France)
  8. Platinum Equity (Beverly Hills, CA)
  9. Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (New York, NY)
  10. Madison Dearborn Partners (Chicago, IL)
  11. Sole Source Capital (Santa Monica, CA)
  12. Leonard Green & Partners (Los Angeles, CA)
  13. Merida Capital Partners (New York, NY)
  14. AEA Investors (New York, NY)
  15. One Equity Partners (New York, NY)
  16. Wadinko (Zwolle, Netherlands)

Trends – Private Equity Acquisitions of Packaging Companies

Private equity firms have maintained a steady appetite for platform acquisitions in the packaging space over the past 5 years. Even 2020 wasn’t too far down from prior years, all things considered.

Select Private Equity Investments in Packaging Businesses

Product packaging plays a significant role in marketing and in transit. Private equity owned packaging companies include containers for cosmetics & skincare, rigid containers, plastic packaging, corrugated boxes, clinical packaging, cold chain packaging, baking & food packaging, paper board-based folding carton packaging, and more. Here are a few sample transactions.

March 2021Wellspring Capital Management invested in Rohrer Corporation (Wadsworth, OH), a manufacturer of consumer packaging solutions including blister cards, plastic blisters, folding cartons and clamshell packaging.

January 2021Shore Capital Partners invested in Innovative Packaging Company (Vancouver, WA), a full service, value-add provider of packaging solutions, focused on delivering custom and stock packaging for food and beverage manufacturers.

October 2020GenNx360 Capital Partners invested in B2B Industrial (Addison, IL), offering a full range of packaging supplies and equipment, including strapping, stretch film, corrugated, and fasteners, as well as tool repair services.

September 2020Wave Equity Partners invested in AeroSafe Global (Rochester, NY), a developer and manufacturer of aerogel-based insulation products and a provider cold chain packaging and logistics to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries.

September 2020GenNx360 Capital Partners invested in Precision Products Group (Indianapolis, IN), a manufacturer of small diameter spiral-wound and extruded tubular Products and provider of consumable unit-dose pharmaceutical packaging.

May 2020Mason Wells invested in Schoeneck Containers (New Berlin, WI), a manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging products consisting of blow molded containers and injection molded lids and closures.

March 2020Monomoy Capital Partners invested in Mac Papers (Jacksonville, FL), a distributor of paper, packaging, envelopes, and wide-format printing solutions. Mac Papers’ value-add services include the installation maintenance of packaging equipment, packaging design services, kitting, logistics and envelope production.