DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pregis Corporation, a leading international manufacturer, marketer, and supplier of protective packaging products and specialty packaging solutions, announced today that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to sell its Kobusch-Sengewald business unit to Sun European Partners, LLP ("Sun European Partners"), the European adviser to Sun Capital Partners, Inc., for gross proceeds of euro 160 million. Sales of the Kobusch-Sengewald business for the twelve months ended September 30, 2011 were euro 211.6 million, with adjusted EBITDA (before unallocated corporate expenses) of euro 24.8 million. The proceeds from the transaction will be used to repay a portion of Pregis' asset-based lending facility and will be otherwise retained for debt repayment, general corporate purposes, and future reinvestment.
Kobusch-Sengewald is a leading supplier of specialized flexible packaging films for the food, consumer goods, and medical industries, along with semi-rigid and rigid packaging solutions for the high-end food market. Kobusch-Sengewald operates six manufacturing sites, with two in Germany, three in the U.K., and one in Egypt.
Commenting on the transaction, Glenn Fischer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pregis, stated, "I am pleased to announce the sale of our Kobusch-Sengewald business. We wish the best of luck in the future to Borge Kvamme and his management team and I am confident the business will continue to thrive under its new ownership."
William Blair & Company LLC served as sell-side advisor to Pregis.
Pregis Corporation is a leading global provider of innovative protective, flexible, and foodservice packaging and hospital supply products. The specialty-packaging leader currently operates 46 facilities in 18 countries around the world. Pregis Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pregis Holding II Co
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