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Neenah Paper Agrees to Acquire FiberMark for $120 Million

Neenah Paper Agrees to Acquire FiberMark for $120 Million

Neenah Paper, Inc. today announced it had signed a definitive agreement to purchase all of the outstanding equity of ASP FiberMark, LLC from an affiliate of American Securities LLC for $120 million.

With annual sales of over $160 million, FiberMark is a specialty coating and finishing company with a strong presence in luxury packaging and overlapping technical product categories. The company sells globally from six production facilities in the United States and one in the United Kingdom.

“FiberMark is well known in the marketplace for its high touch service as well as a meaningful breadth of premium coated, textured and colored products. The acquisition adds new capabilities that will further accelerate our strategy to expand in targeted growth areas like premium packaging and performance materials, and complements previously announced strategic investments supporting the continued growth of our filtration business,” said John O’Donnell, Chief Executive Officer.

Neenah Paper indicated it expects one-time costs in 2015 of approximately $5 million for transaction fees and integration, with synergies exceeding $6 million per year within three years.

The acquisition will be financed approximately equally between cash on hand and borrowing against the Neenah’s revolving credit facility

Neenah said it expects to close the deal on July 31.

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