Berry Plastics Officially Acquires Specialty Materials Provider AVINTIV
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. has completed its acquisition of AVINTIV Inc. from private equity funds managed by Blackstone for a cash purchase price of approximately $2.45 billion, subject to post-closing adjustment for working capital and certain other items.
“We are extremely excited to complete the acquisition of AVINTIV and to welcome the AVINTIV team to the Berry Plastics organization,” says Jon Rich, chairman and CEO of Berry Plastics. “The combination of Berry Plastics and AVINTIV creates a global leader in plastics packaging and engineered specialty materials. With this acquisition we have expanded our global footprint, added complementary products to our existing product portfolio and will be able to further capitalize on the rapidly growing global markets for hygiene and healthcare products.”
AVINTIV is one of the world’s leading developers, producers and marketers of specialty materials used in infection prevention, personal care and high-performance solutions. With 23 locations in 14 countries, and an employee base of over 4,500 people, AVINTIV offers one of the broadest ranges of process technologies in the industry.