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Multi Packaging Solutions Acquires Armstrong Packaging

New York, New York, USA 10 July 2014 -- Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS), a leader in value-added print and packaging for the branded consumer, cosmetics, healthcare, premium drinks, and entertainment markets has acquired Armstrong Packaging, a UK producer of specialty rigid boxes.

The acquisition expands the company’s global platform for luxury packaging, gift sets, travel retail, and commemorative editions. Armstrong’s product development and rigid box manufacturing perfectly complement Multi Packaging Solutions’ existing manufacturing, creative design, project management, and global sourcing capabilities.

“The addition of rigid box capabilities was a logical extension of our suite of value-added print and packaging solutions” commented Mike Cheetham President of MPS “Armstrong Packaging is a highly respected supplier with a talented team of dedicated individuals. I am excited to welcome them to Multi Packaging Solutions.”

David Armstrong, founder and managing director at Armstrong Packaging, commenting on the deal, said: “We’ve worked hard to develop the business over the last 30 years and build its coveted reputation for innovation and service. We pride ourselves on our technical ability and a firm belief in supplying outstanding quality to our customers. I look forward to seeing the company embark on the next phase of development with Multi Packaging Solutions.”

About Multi Packaging Solutions

Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) is a leading global provider of value-added packaging solutions to a diverse customer base across the healthcare, branded consumer, and multi-media end markets. MPS provides customers with an extensive array of print-based specialty packaging, including premium folding cartons, labels, inserts/leaflets, and specialty packaging across a variety of substrates and finishes. The company has over 50manufacturing locations in the United States, Asia and Europe and employs over 7,200 people. MPS is a portfolio company of Carlyle Group and of Madison Dearborn Partners. For more information, please visit www.multipkg.com.

About Armstrong Packaging

Armstrong Packaging, based in Arbroath, Scotland, employs around 80 people and supplies both multinational and smaller regional clients. The company produces a broad range of rigid box styles made largely from paperboard that are embellished with other materials.


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