Miles Roberts, Group Chief Executive, said:
“I am delighted with the support from Europac shareholders. We look forward to welcoming Europac employees into the DS Smith Group and integrating the businesses to the benefit of all our stakeholders. This acquisition is a fantastic opportunity to enhance our customer coverage and offering in this important region.”
DS Smith announced the proposed acquisition of Europac in June 2018. It is a highly complementary, vertically integrated packaging business based in Spain with a diversified customer portfolio and strong customer relationships. In 2017 Europac delivered revenues of €868 million and had recurring EBITDA of €147 million. In the first nine months of 2018, recurring EBITDA was €157 million and net profit was at €79 million, compared to €104 million and €58 million posted in the same period of 2017.