DS Smith completes acquisition of Grupo Lantero’s corrugated business for €190m

Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015

DS Smith Plc, the leading provider of recycled corrugated packaging in Europe, is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of the corrugated activities of Grupo Lantero (“the acquisition”) on Friday 31 July, for approximately €190m (c.£135m), following receipt of competition authority clearance.

The business is a well-invested Iberian corrugated producer with a strong focus in the FMCG sector, operating seven sites across Spain. This acquisition significantly strengthens our operations in Spain, an important and growing market for corrugated packaging, taking our market share to approximately 10%. It also builds on our recent acquisition of Andopack in calendar Q4 2014, where we have seen a very positive customer reaction to our product and service offering.

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