Category Archives: Mergers & Acquisitions

Newell Brands will sell The Waddington Group to Novolex Holdings

Newell Brands will sell The Waddington Group to Novolex Holdings for about $2.3 billion. The Waddington Group includes Eco-Products, Polar Pak containers, serving ware, drink-ware and cutlery, and WNA upscale disposable plastic products. In addition, Newell expanded its Accelerated Transformation Plan, including restructuring and divesting non-core businesses representing approximately 35% of its sales.

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Lassonde agreed to acquire Old Orchard Brands

Lassonde agreed to acquire Old Orchard Brands, a Sparta, MI-based juice and beverage company, for $146 million. The acquisition of Old Orchard Brands will improve Lassonde’s manufacturing footprint in the midwestern U.S., further strengthen the company’s presence in the U.S. national brands juice sector, and provide access to a production line for frozen concentrated products.

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US PE Middle Market 1Q 2018

The year got off to a varied start, as middle-market PE deal value slumped in 1Q and volume surged, signaling a shift toward smaller transactions. In the 1Q 2018 US PE Middle Market Report, our analysts detail key trends evolving in the dealmaking environment, from the rise of add-ons to the average middle-market fund size nearing $1 billion.

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