Greif Partners with ColePak, LLC by Acquiring 51% Ownership Interest

Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B), a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, today announced it has acquired 51% of the ownership interest in ColePak, LLC in an all-cash transaction funded through Greif’s existing credit facility.

ColePak is the second largest supplier of paper partitions in North America and has a compelling future growth path in that unique product niche. As partners, ColePak adds a completely new product offering to the Greif paper converting portfolio, which provides integration to the Greif mill system in both containerboard and URB grades. Additionally, the ColePak margin profile is immediately accretive to the Greif portfolio. A shared set of company values, a growth-oriented business profile, and exposure to stable and growing food and beverage end markets all further highlight the strong strategic fit, which closely reflects the growth priorities we outlined at our Investor Day in 2022.

“ColePak has done a phenomenal job of growing a thriving and financially successful business due to their strong values, relentless customer-service focus, and robust family culture,” said Ole Rosgaard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Greif. “Those fundamental characteristics of their business mirror our approach at Greif, which is why this is such a compelling partnership. As a part of the Greif portfolio, we plan to share best practices from our multi-national perspective with ColePak to further elevate their opportunities, while also advancing our Build to Last priorities. We are excited to learn from the expertise of our new colleagues, and welcome them to the Greif family.”
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