Chesapeake and MPS agree to merge

by JJP

Chesapeake MPS Multi Packaging Solutions

Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013

 

Chesapeake Services Limited (“Chesapeake”) and Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc. (“MPS”) have entered into a definitive agreement to merge the two businesses. This merger of equals will create a leading global provider of print-based specialty packaging.  The combined company will have sales of more than $1.4 billion on a pro forma basis, employ over 7,000 people throughout the world, and operate from more than 50 manufacturing facilities on three continents.  The combined company will supply a broad range of packaging, including printed folded cartons, labels, inserts/leaflets, rigid boxes and specialist packaging for the pharmaceutical/healthcare, consumer, personal care, confectionery, spirits and multi-media end-markets. Both companies carry significant weight in the branded goods sector.  


About Jeremy Plimmer

Jeremy Plimmer has 35 years of experience in the security related print and packaging industry working originally as sales development director for manufacturers of passports, high security print and labels and more recently as a consultant. He is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of the Institute of Minerals, Materials and Mining, chairman of the West Midlands Packaging Society as well as vice chairman of the East Midlands Packaging Society.

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