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TRANSACTION February 2018

Sappi Acquisition

Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, speciality and packaging papers, graphic (printing and writing) paper and biomaterials, has acquired the speciality paper business of Cham Paper Group Holding AG for CHF146.5 million.

The specialty paper business of Cham Paper would add €183 million of sales and approximately €20 million of EBITDA before taking into account synergies.  The specialty paper business of Cham Paper is active in the following three segments:

  • Consumer goods: papers for flexible packaging and for label printing. These are used in the food, non-food, cigarette, beverages and pharmaceutical industry

  • Industrial Release: base papers for the pressure sensitive market which, after siliconisation, are used for tapes and self-adhesive labels. It also supplies papers for process liners in industrial uses

  • Digital Imaging: coated papers for digital large format, industrial inkjet and digital textile printing

Pöyry Capital acted as exclusive financial advisor to Sappi. Our work included overall transaction management, advice on valuation and pricing, advice on negotiations with the seller and advice and support in negotiating the acquisition agreement

Contact information

Celedonio Moncayo-Quiros
Head of Pöyry Capital (Forest Industry and Packaging Investment Banking)