Berry Global merges with Glatfelter
publié le vendredi 09 février 2024
Berry Global and Glatfelter announce plans for tax-free spin-off and merger of Berry’s Health, Hygiene and Specialties Global Nonwovens and Films Business with Glatfelter, creating a global specialty materials leader. Combination creates a large-scale global franchise with an industry-leading solution set serving attractive, growing specialty materials markets.
Berry Global and Glatfelter announced they have entered into definitive agreements for Berry to spin-off and merge the majority of its Health, Hygiene and Specialties segment to include its Global Nonwovens and Films business with Glatfelter, to create a leading, publicly-traded company in the specialty materials industry. The Boards of Directors of Berry and Glatfelter have unanimously approved the transaction.
The new combined company will become a global leader in the growing specialty materials industry, serving the world’s largest brand owners across global end markets with favorable long-term growth dynamics. HHNF brings an extensive portfolio of proprietary technologies, with a strong focus on healthcare, hygiene, and specialty end markets, while Glatfelter provides a broad range of innovation capabilities and sustainability solutions. Together, the combined company will offer a highly complementary product suite, including both polymer-based and fiber-based solutions, supported by strong innovation capabilities, with significant geographic diversification and a presence in all major markets.
Post-separation, Berry will continue to offer industry-leading products, solutions, and material science to help customers achieve their commercial and sustainability goals. Pro forma for the separation transaction, Berry generated approximately $10.2 billion of revenue and $1.8 billion in Adjusted EBITDA for the last twelve months period end December 30, 2023. Furthermore, in conjunction with this announcement, Berry will change the name of its Engineered Materials segment to Flexibles to showcase the continued evolution of this segment towards high-value products and solutions.
Together, HHNF and Glatfelter generated pro forma revenue of approximately $3.6 billion and Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $455 million based on combined results for the last twelve months period ended December 2023.