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Pretium purchased by private equity firm

San Francisco-based private equity firm Genstar Capital is to acquire Pretium Packaging, one of the US' largest manufacturers of plastics bottles and containers.

US giant to buy Sacmi’s Plastics Division

The Plastics Division of Italy's Sacmi Group is to become US-owned after New York's Kingsbury Group agreed to purchase it for an undisclosed fee.

Arpac acquires palletiser producer

End-of-line packaging systems supplier, Arpac, has acquired Lambert (formerly Lamson) Material Handling, which is a manufacturer of conventional palletisers and introduced the first automatic palletiser to the North American market in 1948.

Kortec to join Milacron family

A year on from its acquisition of hot runner manufacturer, Mold-Masters, Milacron LLC has agreed to acquire Kortec, a supplier of co-injection technology solutions to the packaging industry.

Plastipak beats Amcor to Constar assets

US-based Plastipak Packaging has secured substantially all of the assets of Constar Interntional Holdings after outbidding Australia's Amcor at a bankruptcy auction.

New York equity firm buys Multi Packaging Solutions

Madison Dearborn Partners of New York, USA, has agreed to buy Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS), a supplier of print-based specialty packaging, from Irving Place Capital.

Chesapeake to be sold to The Carlyle Group

Packaging converter Chesapeake is to be sold by its equity owners - Irving Place Capital (IPC) and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management - to The Carlyle Group, which is based in the US.

All change for Britas as NGR takes over

Austria's Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR) has acquired Britas Recycling Anlagen and will operate it as a subsidiary.

Cross collects majority share of BPAG

Eight months after it hived off its Thermal Processes business unit into a separate company, Bühler has now sold the majority to the Swiss private equity firm, Cross.

Equity firm merges five packaging businesses

Five packaging companies owned by private equity firm, Sun Capital Partners, are to combine in order to create the sixth-largest plastics packaging company in the world.