Paper & Packaging, Industrials | Mergers & Acquisitions, Sponsor Related

UP Paper has been Acquired by ProAmpac Holdings

  • TM Capital served as financial advisor to UP Paper, LLC (“UP Paper”), in connection with its sale to ProAmpac Holdings Inc. (“ProAmpac”), a portfolio company of Pritzker Private Capital
  • Headquartered in Manistique, Michigan, UP Paper is a leading North American producer of 100% unbleached recycled kraft paper for packaging applications and serves an expansive roster of customers in the food service, eCommerce and consumer retail markets with a strong commitment to sustainability
  • ProAmpac is a global leader in flexible packaging and material science, serving more than 5,000 customers in a diverse set of end markets including food, pet, eCommerce, healthcare, lawn care and retail
  • Pritzker Private Capital is a Chicago, Illinois-based investment firm focused on partnering with middle-market companies based in North America with leading positions in the manufactured products and services sectors
  • Through the acquisition, UP Paper will expand ProAmpac’s portfolio of recycled paper packaging products and presence in growth-oriented end markets
  • ProAmpac and UP Paper plan to leverage their combined fiber and film-based materials science expertise to create environmentally friendly flexible packaging products

Client Testimonial

“Since the shareholder group acquired and converted UP Paper to the production of packaging grades, we have become a force in the retail, e-commerce and food service markets. We have also become a very important part of the economy in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  TM Capital took the time to understand our business and recognized how best to present us to the market. Their hard work, industry knowledge, and market contacts helped generate an excellent outcome for the shareholders and employees of UP Paper.”
– Lars Dannberg, CEO, UP Paper