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11 Apr 2022

MCF advises Nalka on the sale of Eson Pac to
Mayr-Melnhof

Nalka Invest (Nalka) has sold Eson Pac International AB (Eson Pac), a market-leading pure-play pharma packaging provider in the Nordics, to Austrian Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG (MM). Together with Eson Pac, MM can now offer more innovative and sustainable solutions to their customers and shape an attractive growth path together.

MCF advised Nalka in the successful execution of the transaction, bringing together our experience and wide network within the packaging industry to facilitate an optimal outcome for all parties involved. Furthermore, the transaction adds to MCF’s record in helping well-established Private Equity-firms conduct successful auction processes.

The Deal

MM is Europe’s leading producer of cardboard and folding boxes. By acquiring Eson Pac, MM will strengthen its position within the Premium business of the packaging division. The integration of Eson Pac’s operations offers attractive growth potential and an ideal complement to the current customer base.

The Target

Eson Pac, established in 1967 and headquartered in Veddige, Sweden, is a leading provider of sustainable and high-quality pharma packaging solutions in the Nordics, with cutting edge production know-how and a comprehensive offering including cartons and leaflets labels. Today, after dedicated strategic initiatives initiated by Nalka, Eson Pac is 100% focused on the pharma industry, operating in proximity to industry-leading players to optimally serve customers with high precision and quality solutions tailored to the high standards of the pharma manufacturing process.

About Nalka Invest

Nalka is a Nordic investment firm with a long-term perspective, helping businesses to strengthen their competitiveness and create permanent value through committed ownership and partnership. Nalka invests in small and medium -sized businesses primarily in the Nordic region and the current portfolio comprise 10 companies from a wide range of industries.

About Mayr-Melnhof

MM is Europe’s leading producer of cardboard and folding boxes with an attractive range of kraft paper and uncoated fine paper. The MM group promotes sustainable development through innovative, recyclable packaging and paper products made from renewable, fibre-based raw materials. Therefore, all activities related to sustainability, environment and safety have high priority. MM generates sales of around EUR 3.5 billion and employs around 12,800 people (including the acquisition of Eson Pac).

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Nils Petter Palmefors

Stockholm