Ropes & Gray represented H.I.G. Capital in its sale of Caraustar Industries, Inc., a leading recycled paperboard and packaging solutions company, to Greif, Inc. in a cash transaction valued at $1.8 billion. The transaction, announced on Dec. 20, is expected to close during the first quarter of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.
Caraustar, based in Austell, Ga., is a market leader in the production of uncoated and coated recycled paperboard, with a variety of applications that include tubes and cores and a diverse mix of specialty products. Caraustar’s footprint includes over 80 operating facilities throughout the United States.
The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity partners Michael Roh and Daniel Evans, finance partner Stefanie Birkmann, benefits partner Alexandra Alperovich and private equity associate Jessica Cooney.
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