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Sabert Purchases US Firm Mullinix

July 13
10:26 2016

sabertSabert Corporation, a New Jersey-established global food packaging company, recently secured Mullinix Packages, a US supplier of plastic packaging solutions to food processors and the food service industry, from private equity investment firm Mason Wells.

Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed, but Sabert’s annual sales are expected to exceed $500m with the addition of Mullinix.

Sabert founder and chief executive officer Albert Salama said: “Mullinix has an experienced and talented team with superior technical capabilities.

“Their market-leading position with food processors combined with Sabert’s product offerings, global presence and resources will allow the new organisation to deliver even greater value to the market.”

Mullinix carries out its operations primarily out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, US, and provides more than 200 customers with packaging solutions and advanced technology..

The company uses a range of materials including polypropylene (PP), amorphous polyethylene terephthalate (APET), crystallising polyethylene terephthalate (CPET), polylactic acid (PLA) and barrier materials to extrude and thermoform products.

It is a leading provider in the solid case-ready meat tray market.

Mullinix chief executive officer Gene Gentili said: “We look forward to working with the Sabert team to build a powerful packaging company on the strengths of the combined organisations.”

Mesirow Financial and Gibbons acted as Sabert’s exclusive financial advisor and legal advisor respectively, while Mullinix was advised by William Blair & Co. and Quarles & Brady.

Sabert Corporation was founded in 1983, selling five different plastic food trays. The company is head-quartered in Sayreville, New Jersey and operates in New Jersey, California and Kentucky.

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