Smurfit Kappa Group Plc

Smurfit Kappa Group Plc

Smurfit Kappa Group Plc

Overview
Date Founded

1934

Headquarters

Beech Hill,Clonskeagh,Dublin 4

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

46K

Industries

Paper Products
Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing

Company Description

Smurfit Kappa Group Plc engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of containerboard, corrugated containers, and other paper-based packaging products, such as solid board, graphic board, and bag-in-box. It operates through the Europe and the Americas segments. The Europe segment includes a system of mills and plants that primarily produces a full line of containerboard that is converted into corrugated containers. The Americas segment comprises forestry, paper, corrugated, paper sack, and folding carton activities. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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Executives & Employees

Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Group Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director

Group General Counsel

Chief Executive Officer-The Americas

Chief Executive Officer, Latin America

Chief Executive Officer, Europe

Chief Executive Officer, Paper & Board Division

Group Financial Controller

Group Tax Director

Group Treasurer

Board of Directors

Former Executive Vice President & President, Bottling Investments & Supply Chain at The Coca-Cola Company

Chief at Avnet, Inc.

Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Smurfit Kappa Group Plc

Group Managing Director at Glanbia Plc

Associate at The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland

Group Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director at Smurfit Kappa Group Plc

Professor at Universidad EAFIT

Secretary Electricity Sener at Government of Mexico

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Owners & Shareholders
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Lansdowne utilizes a variety of methods and strategies to make investment decisions and recommendations. Their investment philosophy generally aims to deliver good annual returns through a rigorous process of fundamental research. The firm manages funds and accounts including fundamental long/short equity funds and traditional equity funds which do not use leverage. The firm currently has strategies namely: developed markets equity; European equity; and global sector equity. For each strategy, Lansdowne identifies investment opportunities through extensive meetings with company managements and their own independent research and analysis. The investment approach is expected to result in relatively concentrated portfolios of positions, but with a focus on maximizing returns relative to risk. The strategies employ the following techniques: short selling; leverage; and derivatives.

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Henderson-UK is an active, value-oriented manager which has core capabilities in global equities, European equities, global fixed-income, multi-asset and alternative investments. They focus on absolute returns, investing globally based on rigorous fundamental research and risk management. The firm believes that top-down economic factors are key drivers of markets and the performance of sectors within markets. Economic expectations are a key input to all equity, bond and currency return forecasts which determine their asset allocation policy. Investment teams devise their own investment processes and are structured to maximize opportunities within their respective investment areas. There is no house view and teams share resources with other Henderson investment teams. Fund managers are supported by a global team of researchers and economists and operate within a comprehensive and robust risk-control framework.

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Liontrust Investments is an active, team-based, growth-oriented manager which invests worldwide and manages generalist, diversified portfolios spread across various sectors, managed both on a global and regional basis.The firm's investment team seeks to create value for shareholders over the medium- to long-term, utilizing a top-down approach for asset allocation and a bottom-up approach for selecting ordinary shares. They monitor performance against relevant indexes, but do not track any index. The firm is primarily an equity investor. They have a target minimum level of investment in each holding and holds monthly equity strategy meetings where fund managers determine asset allocation. Analysts provide stock-level research.Liontrust Investments aims to invest in well-managed businesses with steady earnings growth and significant long-term capital appreciation potential. They favor companies with strong management, solid market positions, healthy cash flow and the ability to pay a growing dividend. Risk control is based on diversification across stocks, industries, continents and currencies, combined with gearing and hedging.

Recent Transactions
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Smurfit Kappa Group Plc purchases Carton de Colombia SA

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Smurfit Kappa Group Plc purchases Papcart SAS

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Smurfit Kappa Group Plc purchases Europac Cartonnerie De Rouen SAS /2 Factories from Papeles y Cartones de Europa SA

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onSmurfit Kappa Group Plc issued EUR Ordinary Shares

Investment Advisor

Advised onSmurfit Kappa Group Plc purchases Paema Embalagens Ltda.

Investment Advisor

Advised onSmurfit Kappa Group Plc purchases Bates Container Ltd. (Texas)

Legal Advisor

Advised onSmurfit Kappa Group Plc purchases Orange County Container Group LLC

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Akerman LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Baker Botts LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Clients

PepsiCo, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, distribution and sale of beverages, food, and snacks. It is a food and beverage company with a complementary portfolio of brands, including Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, and Tropicana. It operates through the following business segments: Frito-Lay North America; Quaker Foods North America; North America Beverages; Latin America; Europe Sub-Saharan Africa; and Asia, Middle East, and North Africa. The Frito-Lay North America segment markets, distributes, and sells snack foods under the Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos, Fritos, Ruffles, and Santitas brands. The Quaker Foods North America segment includes cereals, rice, and pasta under the Quaker, Aunt Jemima, Quaker Chewy, Cap'n Crunch, Life, and Rice-A-Roni brands. The North America Beverages segment consists of beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under various beverage brands such as Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Aquafina, Diet Mountain Dew, Tropicana Pure Premium, Sierra Mist, and Mug. The Latin America segment covers beverage, food, and snack businesses in Latin America region. The Europe Sub-Saharan Africa segment comprises of beverage, food, and snack goods in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa regions. The Asia, Middle East, and North Africa segment offers snack food products under the Lay's, Kurkure, Chipsy, Doritos, Cheetos, and Crunchy brands. The company was founded by Donald M. Kendall, Sr. and Herman W. Lay in 1965 and is headquartered in Purchase, NY.

Kellogg Co. engages in the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods. It markets cookies, crackers, crisps, and other convenience foods, under brands such as Kellogg's, Keebler, Cheez-It, Pringles, Murray, Austin and Famous Amos, to supermarkets in the U.S. It operates through the following seven segments: North America, Europe, Latin America, and AMEA. The North America segment includes U.S. Frozen, Kashi company, and RX businesses. The Europe segment consists of European countries. The Latin America segment comprises of Central America and Mexico. The AMEA segment consists of Africa, Middle East, Australia and other Asian and Pacific markets. The company was founded by Will Keith Kellogg in 1906 and is headquartered in Battle Creek, MI.

Unilever Plc is a multinational consumer goods company that provides fast moving consumer goods. Its product categories include savoury, dressings and spread; ice cream and beverages; personal care, and home care. The company's brands include Axe & Lynx, Blue Band, Dove, Becel & Flora, Heartbrand ice creams, Hellmann's, Knorr, Lipton, Lux, Omo, Rexona and Sunsilk. It operates in three regions: Asia, Africa and Central and Eastern Europe, the Americas and Western Europe. The company's product areas are Personal Care, Foods, Refreshment and Home Care. Its Personal Care products include skin care and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products. The company Food products include soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads, and cooking products such as liquid margarines. Its Refreshment products include ice cream, tea-based beverages, weight-management products, and nutritionally enhanced staples sold in developing markets. The company Home Care products include laundry tablets, powders and liquids, soap bars and a range of cleaning products. Unilever was founded by Antonius Johannes Jurgens, Samuel van den Bergh and William Hulme Lever on January 1, 1930 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$7.16B
Total Enterprise Value
$11.7B
Earnings Per Share
$2.02
Revenue
$9.05B
EBITDAMargin
17.73%
Enterprise Value Sales
1.29x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
7.28x
TEVNet Income
24.53x
Debt TEV
0.32x
Total Debt
$3.69B
EBITDA
$1.6B
Total Equity
$2.99B
Net Profit
$476M
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.28%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
3.51%
Investments
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Lecta SA manufactures and distributes coated paper for the packaging industry. It offers carbonless, cast-coated, coated paper, metallized, paperboard, self-adhesive, thermal, uncoated paper, and wide format paper. The company was founded on October 14, 1999 and is headquartered in Luxembourg.

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Avar Communications Ltd. provides a hiring platform and mobile application for the global recruitment market. It offers Jobbio, a marketplace to post job opportunities, share them with others and organize the applications digitally. The company was founded by Stephen Quinn and John Quinn in 2011 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Suppliers
British Polythene Industries Ltd. Holding Companies | Rushden, Gbr

British Polythene Industries Ltd. manufactures and supplies polythene film bags and sacks. The firm operates its business through the following geographical segments: UK & Ireland, Mainland Europe and North America. The UK and Ireland segment includes all of the UK manufacturing and merchandising activities along with the Irish sales operations, which distributes predominately UK manufactured products. The Mainland Europe segment comprises the manufacturing and merchandising activities located in Belgium, the Netherlands and France. The North America segment comprises the manufacturing business in Canada with sales throughout North America. The company was founded on March 16, 1910 and is headquartered in Rushden, the United Kingdom.

Reno de Medici SpA Paper Products | Milan, Italy

Reno de Medici SpA engages in the production and sale of coated recycled cartonboards. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Milan, Italy.

SKF AB Metal Manufacturing & Products | Gothenburg, Swe

SKF AB engages in the manufacture of machine and rotating equipment. It operates through the Industrial Market and Automotive Market business segments. The Industrial Marget segment comprises of Industrial Sales Americas, Industrial Sales Europe and Middle East and Africa, Industrial Sales Asia, Industrial Units, Bearing Operations, and Aerospace. The Automotive Market segment provides a range of products, solutions, and services to manufacturers of cars, light trucks, heavy trucks, trailers, buses, two-wheelers, and the vehicle aftermarket. The company was founded by Sven Wingquist on February 16, 1907 and is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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