Smurfit Kappa Group Plc

Smurfit Kappa Group Plc

Smurfit Kappa Group Plc

Date Founded



Beech Hill,Clonskeagh,Dublin 4

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Paper Products
Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing

Company Description

Smurfit Kappa Group Plc operates as an integrated paper and paperboard manufacturer and converter. It also engages in the manufacturing, distribution and selling of containerboard, corrugated containers, and other paper-based packaging products, such as solid board, graphic board and bag-in-box. The company operates through the Europe and the Americas segments. The Europe segment includes a system of mills and plants that primarily produces a full line of containerboard that is converted into corrugated containers. The Americas segment comprises forestry, paper, corrugated, paper sack, and folding carton activities. Smurfit Kappa was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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Executives & Employees

Group Chief Executive Officer

Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Group General Counsel

Chief Executive Officer-The Americas

Chief Executive Officer, Latin America

Chief Executive Officer, Europe

Chief Executive Officer, Paper & Board Division

Group Financial Controller

Group Tax Director

Group Treasurer

Board of Directors

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Associate at The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland

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Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director at Smurfit Kappa Group Plc

Group Managing Director at Glanbia Plc

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Eramet SA

Senior Independent Director at Smurfit Kappa Group Plc

Professor at Universidad EAFIT

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ACTIAM works with scientifically based goals and use an innovative, data-driven approach. They utilize a multi-dimensional strategy consisting of the concurrent use of various specializations. It includes an active duration and interest curve policy, supplemented by an active credit, rating and sector policy and an active debtor's policy which they combine to achieve alpha diversification. They construct portfolios using a top-down investment policy and a bottom-up debtor's policy. For the European market, the firm selects companies in the MSCI Europe Standard Index which score best from a financial, social, economic and environmental perspective. They construct portfolios using a bottom-up approach, evaluating value-determining factors such as value momentum and analysts' profit adjustments.

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MCP is an active, multi-strategy, opportunistic manager which aims to achieve absolute returns while preserving capital by employing strategies including relative value fundamental equity, statistical arbitrage / quantitative, fixed-income and merger arbitrage / event-driven.^The firm primarily invests in medium- to large-cap stocks and focuses on geographic regions, industry sectors or securities with similar trading characteristics. They utilize proprietary models and perform detailed fundamental research on companies within a particular industry group or subgroup, seeking to mitigate market risk through diversification, hedging and by limiting exposure to one industry or company.^In general, MCP seeks to buy undervalued companies and short overvalued ones, attempting to capture excess return while minimizing overall market risk. Each portfolio manager specializes in a specific strategy and focuses on high profitability and low risk. The General Partner/Investment Manger is responsible for performance and capital allocation of the different strategies.^The firm constructs diversified portfolios comprised of a range of instruments including domestic and foreign equity and debt securities, asset-backed securities, currencies, futures and forward contracts and options.

Recent Transactions
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Smurfit Kappa Group Plc purchases Carton de Colombia SA

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Smurfit Kappa Group Plc purchases Papcart SAS

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Smurfit Kappa Group Plc purchases Europac Cartonnerie De Rouen SAS /2 Factories from Papeles y Cartones de Europa SA

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Kimberly-Clark Corp. engages in the manufacture and marketing of products made from natural or synthetic fibers. It operates through the following segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and K-C Professional. The Personal Care segment offers disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swim pants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products. The Consumer Tissue segment produces and sells facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins, and related products for household use. The K-C Professional segment supplies workplace supporting products such as wipers, tissue, towels, apparel, soaps, and sanitizers. The company was founded by John A. Kimberly, Havilah Babcock, Charles B. Clark, and Frank C. Shattuck in 1872 and is headquartered in Irving, TX.

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Avar Communications Ltd. provides a hiring platform and mobile application for the global recruitment market. It offers Jobbio, a marketplace to post job opportunities, share them with others and organize the applications digitally. The company was founded by Stephen Quinn and John Quinn in 2011 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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Lecta SA manufactures and distributes coated paper for the packaging industry. It operates through three businesses: Coated Woodfree, Specialties and Distributor. The Coated Woodfree business consists of manufacturing of coated fine paper, business consists of manufacturing of specialty papers and Distributor business engages in the distribution of coated fine paper and specialty papers in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Argentina. The company was founded on October 14, 1999 and is headquartered in Luxembourg.

British Polythene Industries Ltd. Holding Companies | Rushden, NH

British Polythene Industries Ltd. manufactures and supplies polythene film bags and sacks. The firm operates its business through the following geographical segments: UK & Ireland, Mainland Europe and North America. The UK and Ireland segment includes all of the UK manufacturing and merchandising activities along with the Irish sales operations, which distributes predominately UK manufactured products. It also includes the manufacturing operation in China from which most of the output is exported for sale by the company in the UK. The Mainland Europe segment comprises the manufacturing and merchandising activities located in Belgium, the Netherlands and France. The North America segment comprises the manufacturing business in Canada with sales throughout North America. The company was founded on March 16, 1910 and is headquartered in Greenock, the United Kingdom.

Reno de Medici SpA Paper Products | Milan, MI

Reno de Medici SpA engages in the production and sale of coated recycled cartonboards. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Milan, Italy.

SKF AB Metal Manufacturing & Products | Gothenburg, VG

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International Paper Co. Paper Products - MEMPHIS, TN

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Bio-PAPPEL SAB de CV Paper Products - Mexico City, DF

Bio-Pappel SAB de CV engages in the manufacture and sell of paper and packaging products. It operates through the following business units: Bio-PAPPEL Scribe, Bio-PAPPEL Titan, Bio-PAPPEL Kraft, and Bio-PAPPEL McKinley. The Bio-PAPPEL Scribe unit offers bond paper rolls, cut paper, and newsprint. The Bio-PAPPEL Titan unit includes production of packages. The Bio-PAPPEL Kraft unit of paper for sustainable packages; cement sacks paper; lime and gypsum sack paper; food sack paper; paper for chemicals' sacks, and bags and wrapping paper. The Bio-PAPPEL McKinley unit involves in the manufacture of paper, packages, and bags. The company was founded on January 22, 1982 and is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.

Klabin SA Paper Products - São Paulo, SP

Klabin SA engages in the manufacture of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, and industrial bags. It operates through the following business segments: Forestry, Pulp, Paper and Converting. The Forestry segment is responsible for the planting and growing pine and eucalyptus trees, as well as selling timber or logs to third parties in the domestic market. The Pulp segment refers to the production and sale of short fiber bleached pulp, long fiber bleached pulp, and fluff pulp in the domestic and foreign markets. The Paper segment is involve in the production and sale of cardboard, kraftliner and recycled paper rolls in the domestic and foreign markets. The Conversion segment provides corrugated cardboard boxes, corrugated cardboard, and industrial sacks in the domestic and foreign markets. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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