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SIG Group AG: SIG completes the acquisition of Evergreen Asia

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SIG Group AG / Key word(s): Takeover
SIG Group AG: SIG completes the acquisition of Evergreen Asia
03.08.2022 / 07:00

MEDIA RELEASE

3 August 2022

SIG Group AG (“SIG”)

SIG completes the acquisition of Evergreen Asia

SIG today announces the completion of its acquisition of Pactiv Evergreen Inc.’s Asia Pacific chilled carton operations (“Evergreen Asia”). The business will be fully consolidated from the beginning of August 2022.

On 5 January 2022, SIG announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Evergreen Asia, a leading system supplier of filling machines, cartons, closures and after-sales service in the chilled seg­ment, covering dairy and non-carbonated soft drinks, with production facilities in mainland China, Taiwan and South Korea.

For the twelve months ended 31 December 2021, Evergreen Asia generated revenue of approximately €135 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately €24 million[1]. It was acquired for an enterprise value of $335 million and SIG expects to realise run-rate cost synergies of approximately €6 million.

The acquisition provides new growth opportunities in Asia, where demand is growing strongly espe­cially for fresh milk in China. Evergreen Asia enables SIG to further expand its existing customer rela­tionships with national dairies and provides access to new customers at a regional and local level. SIG intends to leverage its R&D know-how, innovation capabilities and its marketing expertise to introduce more innovative packaging formats in this market segment.

Lidong Fan, President & General Manager Asia Pacific North, said: “Evergreen Asia is an exciting addition to our business. With chilled carton packaging, we can offer our customers an even more comprehensive range of products. Together, we will also continue to innovate and provide safe and sustainable packaging that consumers expect today and in the future.”

[1] Unaudited


Investor contact:

Ingrid McMahon  +41 52 543 1224
Director Investor Relations
SIG Group AG
Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland
Ingrid.mcmahon@sig.biz

 

Media contact:

Lemongrass Communications
Andreas Hildenbrand  +41 44 202 5238
andreas.hildenbrand@lemongrass.agency

 

About SIG

SIG is a leading packaging solutions provider for a more sustainable world. With our unique portfolio of aseptic carton, bag-in-box, and spouted pouch we work in partnership with our customers to bring food and beverage products to consumers around the world in a safe, sustainable and affordable way. Our technology and outstanding innovation capabilities enable us to provide our customers with end-to-end solutions for differentiated products, smarter factories and connected packs, all to address the ever-changing needs of consumers. Sustainability is integral to our business and we are going Way Beyond Good to create a net positive food packaging system.

Founded in 1853, SIG is headquartered in Neuhausen, Switzerland. The skills and experience of our approximately 8,400 employees worldwide enable us to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of our customers in over 100 countries. In 2021, SIG produced 48 billion packs and gener­ated €2.7 billion in revenue (incl. Scholle IPN unaudited revenue). SIG has an AA ESG rating by MSCI, a 13.4 (low risk) score by Sustainalytics and a Platinum CSR rating by EcoVadis. For more information, visit www.sig.biz

For insights into trends that drive the food and beverage industry, visit our SIGnals blog: https://www.sig.biz/signals/en

Disclaimer and cautionary statement

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This media release contains “forward-looking statements” that are based on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about us and our industry. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate or imply future results, performance or achievements, and may contain the words “may”, “will”, “should”, “continue”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “estimate”, “intend”, “project”, “plan”, “will likely continue”, “will likely result”, or words or phrases with similar meaning. Undue reliance should not be placed on such statements because, by their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors outside of the control of SIG Group AG (“SIG”, the “Company” or the “Group”), that may cause SIG’s business, strategy or actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements (or from past results). For any factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this media release, please see our offering circular for the issue of notes in June 2020. SIG undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether to reflect new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise. It should further be noted that past performance is not a guide to future performance. Please also note that quarterly results are not necessarily indicative of the full-year results. Persons requiring advice should consult an independent adviser

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Alternative performance measures

For additional information about alternative performance measures used by management that are not defined in IFRS, including definitions and reconciliations to measures defined in IFRS, please refer to the link below:
https://www.sig.biz/investors/en/performance/definitions

Additional features:

File: Closing Evergreen Asia

End of Media Release

Language:

English

Company:

SIG Group AG

Laufengasse 18

8212 Neuhausen am Rheinfall

Switzerland

Phone:

+41 52 674 61 11

Fax:

+41 52 674 65 56

E-mail:

info@sig.biz

Internet:

www.sig.biz

ISIN:

CH0435377954

Listed:

SIX Swiss Exchange

EQS News ID:

1411853


 

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