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Kohlberg closes on acquisition of Bemis Healthcare Packaging Europe; Merges with Nelipak

NelipakĀ® Corporation, Inc. (ā€œNelipakā€), a leading provider of custom designed packaging for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, announced today that Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. (Kohlberg), a private equity firm headquartered in Mount Kisco, NY, and Nelipakā€™s owner, has completed the acquisition of BemisĀ® Healthcare Packaging Europe (BemisĀ®) from Amcorā€™s Flexible Packaging business unit. BemisĀ®, located in Clara (Ireland), Derry (Northern Ireland, UK), and Elsham (United Kingdom), will be merged with Nelipak, and the combined company will operate under the NelipakĀ® Healthcare Packaging brand.

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Headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island, Nelipak is a leading global manufacturer of custom-designed rigid healthcare packaging used for Class II and Class III medical devices, and pharma drug delivery products. The company operates strategically located cleanroom facilities meeting customersā€™ most stringent packaging requirements. Nelipakā€™s experienced in-house design, development, prototyping, manufacturing and quality teams offer medical trays and blisters, custom built sealing machines and other value-added services.

ā€œWe are excited about the addition of the BemisĀ® European Healthcare Packaging business, a great organization with outstanding people and tremendous capabilities and we proudly welcome the team to Nelipak,ā€ said Mike Kelly President and CEO of Nelipak. ā€œWe will leverage the unique capabilities of both organizations to delight our customers with innovative designs, world class quality, and excellent service. This will significantly enhance Nelipakā€™s capabilities with the addition of flexible packaging alternatives for our global customers.ā€

ā€œOur recent acquisition of Nelipak represented a platform for growth and consolidation,ā€ commented Seth H. Hollander, Partner of Kohlberg. ā€œThe Bemis acquisition provides a unique opportunity to create global scale and diversification across complementary product offerings.ā€ Roger Prevot, Operating Partner of Kohlberg, added, ā€œThis combination provides attractive opportunities for revenue growth from cross-selling and geographic expansion. Mike and his team will be better equipped to serve the companyā€™s customers as a comprehensive partner for their packaging needs.ā€

William Blair & Company served as financial advisor and Goodwin Procter LLP served as legal counsel to Amcor. Lincoln International LLC served as financial advisor and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison served as legal counsel to Kohlberg and Nelipak.

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