Ethos Private Equity to Acquire Nampak’s Tissue, Corrugated and Sacks Divisions (Sub-Saharan Africa)

Source: Ethos Private Equity

South Africa-focused private equity fund manager Ethos Private Equity has agreed to acquire South Africa-based packaging manufacturer Nampak’s tissue, corrugated and sacks divisions for a total purchase price of ZAR1.6 billion (approximately US$143 million). The transaction, which was structured through Ethos Fund IV, is subject to regulatory approval and de-merger and supply arrangements with Nampak and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015.