Graphic Packaging’s $1.45 Billion Acquisition of AR Packaging Group

Roschier advised CVC Capital Partners on the deal. DLA Pipe, Schellenberg Wittmer and Sorainen advised Graphic Packaging. Vinge advised the management sellers.

A fund advised by CVC Capital Partners has sold AR Packaging Group AB (publ) to Graphic Packaging International Europe Holdings B.V for a transaction value of USD 1.45 billion.

CVC Capital Partners, established in 1981, is a world leader in private equity and credit with $117.8 billion of assets under management, $161.9 billion of funds committed and a global network of 23 local offices.

With over 4,700 employees and with decades of experience all across the globe within the packaging industry, AR Packaging brings together diverse talent and specialized knowledge to help their customers achieve success through packaging.

Graphic Packaging, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange, is a leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions with over 19,000 employees.

Roschier’s core advisory team comprised Jens Bengtsson (Picture), Leo Lee, David Antonovic, Linda Ekborg, Mathilda Hoffman, Charbel Altunkaynak, Kristian Hugmark, Jacob Giesecke and Sebastian Uddgren, with the help of assistant Tuva Eriksson.

DLA Pipers’ team was led by Partners David Mendelsohn (US) and Petter Kjöllerström (Sweden) with the core team being Martin Nyberg, Sara Latrach, Ebba Mohn and Anton Olenius, and with outstanding assistance from offices in 15 countries worldwide.

The Vinge team included partner Magnus Hedsund, counsel Emelie Svensäter Jerntorp and associate Erik Ax.

The team at Schellenberg Wittmer was led by Martin Weber and included Elia Schunck, Stefanie Maurer and Silvana Schöb (all Corporate/M&A), Céline Schmid (Employment and Real Estate) and Philipp Groz and Sarah Leins-Zurmuehle (both IP).

The Sorainen team included Partner Toomas Prangli, Of Counsel Isabella Barbara Tisenhusen, Associate Andra Grunberg, and Legal Assistant Kadri Puu.

Involved fees earner: Petter Kjöllerström – DLA Piper; Sara Latrach – DLA Piper; David Mendelsohn – DLA Piper; Ebba Mohn – DLA Piper; Martin Nyberg – DLA Piper; Anton Olenius – DLA Piper; Charbel Altunkaynak – Roschier; David Antonovic – Roschier; Jens Bengtsson – Roschier; Linda Ekborg – Roschier; Jacob Giesecke – Roschier; Mathilda Hoffman – Roschier; Kristian Hugmark – Roschier; Leo Lee – Roschier; Sebastian Uddgren – Roschier; Philipp Groz – Schellenberg Wittmer; Sarah Leins-Zurmuehle – Schellenberg Wittmer; Stefanie Maurer – Schellenberg Wittmer; Céline Schmid – Schellenberg Wittmer; Silvana Schöb – Schellenberg Wittmer; Elia Claude Schunck – Schellenberg Wittmer; Martin Weber – Schellenberg Wittmer; Andra Grunberg – Sorainen; Toomas Prangli – Sorainen; Kadri Puu – Sorainen; Isabella Barbara Tisenhusen – Sorainen; Erik Ax – Vinge; Magnus Hedsund – Vinge; Emelie Svensäter Jerntorp – Vinge;

Law Firms: DLA Piper; Roschier; Schellenberg Wittmer; Sorainen; Vinge;

Clients: CVC Capital Partners; Graphic Packaging Holding Company;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler