• Stock Symbol  NYSE:KS
  • Company Type For Profit
  • Phone Number (843) 745-3604

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation was formed in April 2005 by industry veterans to establish operating businesses in the paper, packaging, forest products and related industries. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, KapStone is a leading North American producer of unbleached Kraft paper and corrugated packaging products. KapStone’s annual revenues exceed $2.1 billion, and the company employs approximately 4,500 people.

KapStone’s paper mills produce a wide spectrum of kraft and recycled products ranging from containerboard, including liner and medium, to kraft papers, saturating kraft and folding carton board. The mill’s product portfolio contains several branded products including Kraftpak.:registered:, DuraSorb:registered:, TEA-Kraft:registered: and FibreShield:registered: as well as a focus on extensible kraft paper grades and on high-performance, lightweight linerboard. KapStone’s corrugated packaging business offers an array of fully equipped corrugator Box Plants, Sheet Plants and Sheet Feeders providing industrial and retail corrugated packaging solutions for any customer, regardless of size or demands.

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M&A Details

KapStone was acquired by WestRock for $4.9B on Jan 29, 2018.