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Caraustar Industries to purchase The Newark Group

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

General Paperboard Packaging acquisition of paperboard company Caraustar Industries H.I.G. Capital H.I.G. Middle Market The Newark Group

An agreement to purchase paperboard manufacturer The Newark Group signed by Caraustar Industries.

ATLANTA—Caraustar Industries, Inc.—a portfolio company of H.I.G. Middle Market, the dedicated middle market investment affiliate of H.I.G. Capital—has entered into an agreement to acquire The Newark Group, Inc.

Newark is a manufacturer of recycled paperboard, linerboard, industrial tubes, cores and other converted product including book covers and packaging solutions. Headquartered in Cranford, NJ, The Newark Group has approximately 1,500 employees and operates over 20 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada.

“The acquisition of The Newark Group is a major milestone in our growth journey,” says Caraustar chief executive officer Michael Patton. “Bringing together the strengths of our respective companies will dramatically expand our manufacturing and distribution capabilities to better serve our growing customer base. We look forward to working with The Newark Group employees, partners and customers.”

H.I.G. Capital managing director Tenno Tsai states, “The combination of these highly respected companies will significantly build upon our investment in the recycled paperboard industry. We are impressed with the capabilities of The Newark Group and look forward to supporting Mike and his leadership team as they integrate the businesses.


Caraustar Industries, Inc., headquartered in Austell, GA, is an integrated manufacturer of 100 per cent recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products.  Caraustar serves the four principal recycled boxboard product end-use segments: tubes and cores; folding cartons; gypsum facing paper and specialty paperboard products.

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About H.I.G. Capital

H.I.G. is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $15 billion of equity capital under management. Based in Miami, and with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, and San Francisco in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, and Rio de Janeiro, H.I.G. specializes in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies with attractive growth potential. H.I.G. invests in management-led buyouts and recapitalizations of profitable and well managed manufacturing or service businesses. H.I.G. also has extensive experience with financial restructurings and operational turnarounds. Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. invested in and managed more than 200 companies worldwide. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than 80 companies with combined sales in excess of $30-billion.
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