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Bemis to Sell MACtac to Platinum Equity

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Bemis Co., Neenah, Wis., USA, has reached an agreement to sell its global Pressure Sensitive Materials business (known as MACtac) to Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm, for a purchase price of $170 million. This transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval, is expected to close during the fourth quarter. The company plans to use the proceeds of the sale to fund the growth of its flexible packaging business. 
Commenting on the pending transaction, William Austen, Bemis Co.’s president and CEO, said that "Bemis is now positioned to dedicate all of our resources to accelerating strategic growth in our core flexible packaging business. Our focus on increasing sales of value-added products for high barrier, medical, and pharmaceutical applications around the world will support our improving performance metrics as well as our organic and inorganic growth objectives." Austen added that "this transaction will provide an opportunity for the Pressure Sensitive Materials management team to execute its growth strategy as part of the Platinum Equity portfolio." 
The Bemis Pressure Sensitive Materials business segment includes manufacturing facilities in Scranton, Pa.; Columbus, Ind.; San Luis Potosi, Mexico; Soignies, Belgium; and Genk, Belgium, along with offices in Stow, Ohio, and a worldwide sales and distribution network. 


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