International Paper Completes Acquisition of 2 Corrugated Packaging Facilities in France and Portugal

International Paper announces that the company successfully completed the acquisition of two corrugated packaging facilities located in Portugal (Ovar) and France (Torigni and Cabourg) from DS Smith for €63 million (USD 71 million) on June 28, 2019. This transaction is related to the European Commission’s requirements for clearance of DS Smith’s acquisition of Europac earlier this year.
“Corrugated packaging is a core business for International Paper, and the Ovar, Torigni and Cabourg sites will complement our existing box plant network in the Iberian Peninsula as well as Western France”, said Eric Chartrain, General Manager of International Paper’s corrugated packaging business in Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA). “This acquisition further expands our capabilities and allows us to more effectively serve customers with innovative and tailored packaging solutions while creating additional integration value with our Madrid recycled containerboard mill.”