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ProAmpac Announces Acquisition Deal with Gelpac
ProAmpac Announces Acquisition Deal with Gelpac

ProAmpac Announces Acquisition Deal with Gelpac

  • 14-Mar-2024 5:34 PM
  • Journalist: Francis Stokes

ProAmpac, a leading provider of flexible packaging solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gelpac, a manufacturer specializing in polywoven packaging products and multiwall paper. This strategic move aims to bolster ProAmpac's production capacity and broaden its product portfolio across the United States and Canada.

Established in 1956, Gelpac offers a diverse range of multiwall paper bag and polyethylene packaging solutions. With six operational facilities spanning the United States and Canada, Gelpac has established itself as a reputable player in the industry. Post-acquisition, Gelpac will maintain its operational footprint and headquarters in Quebec, Canada.

The integration of Gelpac's manufacturing capabilities into ProAmpac's operations is poised to enhance service offerings across various sectors, including agriculture, food and beverage, industrial, and pharmaceutical industries in the region. The acquisition is subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions, with the transaction expected to be finalized in the upcoming weeks.

ProAmpac will acquire Gelpac from an investor consortium led by Namakor, which includes Groupe W Investments and CDPQ. Legal representation for ProAmpac is being provided by Kirkland & Ellis and McMillan, while Fasken Martineau DuMoulin and Bradley are representing Gelpac in the transaction.

Both ProAmpac and Gelpac share a common dedication to serving customers across the United States and Canada with innovative and sustainable flexible packaging solutions. With a proven 20-year track record, Gelpac's talented management team brings valuable expertise to the ProAmpac family.

ProAmpac, backed by Pritzker Private Capital, management, and other co-investors, operates a global network of 46 facilities and employs nearly 6,000 individuals worldwide. ProAmpac stands as the perfect collaborator to propel Gelpac's ongoing expansion and advancement.

ProAmpac stands as a prominent figure in the global flexible packaging sector, renowned for its expansive range of innovative products. Our commitment to sustainability, under the banner of ProActive Sustainability, drives us to deliver cutting-edge, eco-friendly packaging solutions that align with our customers' sustainability objectives. Guided by five fundamental values—Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, Involvement, and Impact—we continually strive for excellence. ProAmpac, headquartered in Cincinnati, is backed by Pritzker Private Capital, in collaboration with management and co-investors.

For more than six decades, Gelpac has been a premier provider of top-tier packaging solutions to North American sectors including agrifood, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and construction. Their multiwall paper bags and diverse range of polyethylene packaging products are meticulously crafted to meet each client's precise requirements. Utilizing cutting-edge production facilities and skilled teams, Gelpac ensures quality and precision in every product, driven by a shared commitment to excellence.

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