PE-backed AGI-Shorewood sells North American and Asian print biz to MPS

AGI-Shorewood Group, a portfolio company of Atlas Holdings, has sold its North American and Asian print business to Multi Packaging Solutions. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that closed on November 21, 2014. Deloitte Corporate Finance advised AGI-Shorewood Group on the sale.

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CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (“DCF”) acted as exclusive financial advisor to AGI-Shorewood Group, a portfolio company of Atlas Holdings LLC (“Atlas”), in the sale of its North American and Asian Print businesses to Multi Packaging Solutions (“MPS”), a global leader in value-added print and packaging solutions for the branded consumer, healthcare and multi-media markets. The deal closed on Nov. 21, 2014.

AGI-Shorewood Group is a manufacturer of print and packaging solutions and consists of AGI Global Holdings Cooperatief U.A. and AGI-Shorewood Group US Holdings, LLC, (collectively “ASG”). ASG operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China.

Mike Jackson, Chairman, stated, “We are pleased to announce this transaction, which will be beneficial to our customers and our associates throughout North America and Asia. We are proud of the high quality and innovative print packaging we have designed and delivered to leading home entertainment and packaged goods manufacturers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China. And we believe that MPS will be an excellent home for our associates at our seven plants in these countries.”

“DCF’s relationship with ASG dates back to 2011 when we advised MeadWestvaco Corporation on the sale of AGI, its media and entertainment packaging business, to Atlas. This most recent deal highlights our experience advising on complex cross-border deals in the packaging sector,” said Matthew Seidner, managing director, DCF.

About AGI-Shorewood Group (“ASG”)
ASG is a specialized global packaging company that provides innovative, end-to-end packaging solutions for the world’s premier consumer brands. Key packaging segments ASG serves include health and beauty, pharmaceutical, home entertainment, consumer electronics, confectionery and specialty foods, spirits, and sporting goods. The company employs nearly 3,000 people worldwide, operating 18 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. It maintains eight creative services centers in the U.S., U.K., France, China and Australia.

About Multi Packaging Solutions
Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) is a leading global provider of value-added packaging solutions to a diverse customer base across the healthcare, branded consumer, and multi-media markets. MPS provides customers with an extensive array of print-based specialty packaging, including premium folding cartons, labels, inserts/leaflets, and specialty packaging across a variety of substrates and finishes. The company has 53 manufacturing locations in the United States, Asia and Europe and employs over 7,600 people. MPS is a portfolio company of Carlyle Group and of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC.

About Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF) provides strategic advisory services and M&A advice that help corporate, entrepreneurial and private equity clients create and act upon opportunities for liquidity, growth and long-term advantage. With an in-depth understanding of the marketplace and access to a global network of investment bankers, we help clients confidently pursue strategic transactions in both domestic and global markets. DCF, together with the Corporate Finance Advisory practices within the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited network of member firms, include in excess of 1,900 professionals, who work collaboratively across 150 international locations. With our significant experience providing investment banking services across key industries, we are able to offer our clients solutions that help them to achieve their strategic objectives. For more information, visit www.investmentbanking.deloitte.com.