GIC to acquire 47% stake in Altium Packaging valuing the company at US$2 billion

| Business function | Loews Corporation | New York | United States

Loews Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell 47% of Altium Packaging, a leading rigid plastic packaging and recycled resin company, to GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund. The transaction is expected to close in the next 30 days.

"We are pleased to welcome GIC as a shareholder of Altium Packaging. GIC is a well-established, long-term investor with a track record of success. Having Loews and GIC – two world-class institutions – as our partners will be invaluable as we continue to pursue our growth strategy and seek accretive acquisitions that add further scale and end-market diversification," said Sean Fallmann, President & CEO of Altium Packaging.

The company serves a diverse network of market segments and is a leader in sustainable plastic packaging solutions. In addition, Altium's Envision Plastics recycled resin business is a top supplier of recycled high-density polyethylene in North America. Altium's Dura-Lite® bottles are designed to use 10-25% less plastic than comparable traditional designs and are being created to serve the food, household chemical and industrial end-markets.

(Source: PR Newswire)