Berlin Packaging Acquires Consolidated Bottle Corporation

On Nov. 3, Berlin Packaging announced the acquisition of Consolidated Bottle Corporation.

The acquisition of Consolidated Bottle Corporation significantly expands Berlin Packaging’s Canadian presence, enabling the combined businesses to offer even more packaging solutions and value-added services to their customers.

Following the acquisition, the company will be known as Consolidated Bottle Corporation, a Berlin Packaging company. All Consolidated Bottle employees and locations will be retained.

A portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Berlin Packaging is the world’s largest Hybrid Packaging Supplier® of glass, plastic and metal containers and closures.

Founded in 1910, Consolidated Bottle Corporation supplies plastic, glass and metal containers and closures across various industries, including personal care, pharmaceutical, cannabis, food, beverage and industrial.

McMillan LLP represented Consolidated Bottle Corporation and its shareholders, with a team led by
Kosta Kostic (capital markets and M&A), 
Christian Abouchaker (corporate), 
and which included 
Charles Chevrette,
Shannon Ste. Marie (corporate), 
Michel Ranger (tax), 
Paul Boshyk (employment),
Scott Martyn (real estate).

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP represented Berlin, with a team led by 
Brian C. Lavin,
and which included 
Shoyeb Siddique,
Federico Varni.

Stikeman Elliott LLP acted as Canadian counsel to Berlin, with a team led by 
Barbara Sheng 
and which included 
Jordan Dawson,
Andrew Harris (corporate); 
Éric Lévesque,
Nicholas Blach (tax); 
Nancy Ramalho, 
Jackie Ferreira,
Stephanie Pasternyk (employment); 
Allyson Marta (benefits); 
Mario Paura,
Alexa Peng (real estate); 
Larry Cobb (environmental); 
Jonathan Auerbach (IP); 
Michael Laskey,
Gideon Kwinter (competition and regulatory); 
Stephen Jaggers, 
Courtney Cunningham,
Elizibeth Ashton (corporate paralegal); 
Matthew Karol (articling student).

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP acted as tax counsel for Consolidated Bottle Corporation and its shareholders in the acquisition with a team including
John Ulmer
Elie Roth,
Andrew Ellis.


Kosta Kostic John M. Ulmer


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