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Investments

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Partners & Customers

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About DS Smith

DS Smith (LON: SMDS) is a provider of corrugated & plastics packaging, supported by paper & recycling operations.

DS Smith Headquarter Location

7th Floor, 350 Euston Road Regent’s Place

London, England, NW1 3AX,

United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7756 1800

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Latest DS Smith News

DS Smith : First ever World Start Awards for Hungary!

Jan 5, 2022

01/05/2022 | 05:58am EST Message : *Required fields DS Smith Packaging Hungary gained many recognitions of the packaging industry in 2021 and topped it off by winning their first-ever WorldStar Awards! The international jury selected their sustainable packaging solution developed for an automotive product as the best in the electronics category. I am deeply proud of my colleagues from DS Smith Packaging Hungary for winning our first WorldStar Awards with their creative and persistent work. Their achievement inspires all of us to continue finding a better way. - Zsolt Fekete, Managing Director at DS Smith Packaging South-West Subregion The award-winning packaging solution The challenge was to unify the packaging for approx. 600 product types, replace the inefficient manual packaging process, and design out problem plastic & waste for sustainability. The solution is a 100% recyclable, size and material optimized packaging solution that is harmonized to fit a wide range of semiconductor products for Infineon Technologies. The innovative construction fits into automated lines (assemble, packing, labeling, palletizing), totally protects products from mechanical and electrical discharge, yet is user-friendly. The benefits are many. It reduced weight (96 tons annually) which helps to minimize CO2 emission and provides logistics optimization (cca. 25% fewer pallets/year) resulting in a material cost saving of 56%. The winning team Designer: Károly Pap

DS Smith Investments

1 Investments

DS Smith has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in StePac as part of their Other Investors on .

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DS Smith Investments Activity

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Company

Amount

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Co-Investors

Sources

Other Investors

StePac

Yes

Date

Round

Other Investors

Company

StePac

Amount

New?

Yes

Co-Investors

Sources

DS Smith Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

DS Smith has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was DS Smith - De Hoop on July 16, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

7/16/2021

Divestiture

$99M

1

3/6/2019

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7/16/2021

3/6/2019

Exit

Divestiture

Divestiture

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Valuation

$99M

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1

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DS Smith Acquisitions

10 Acquisitions

DS Smith acquired 10 companies. Their latest acquisition was Europac on January 22, 2019.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

1/22/2019

$99M

Acq - P2P

4

5/22/2018

$99M

Acquired

2

10/18/2017

$99M

Acquired

1

10/18/2017

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6/30/2017

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Date

1/22/2019

5/22/2018

10/18/2017

10/18/2017

6/30/2017

Investment Stage

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$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

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Acq - P2P

Acquired

Acquired

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Sources

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DS Smith Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

DS Smith has 10 strategic partners and customers. DS Smith recently partnered with Wakefield Biochar on January 1, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

1/25/2021

Partner

Wakefield Biochar

United States

Wakefield Biochar, DS Smith partner to convert paper mill waste to useful biochar

Keith and Greg Paul , owners and founders of Recyc Systems Southeast , issued the following statement regarding the deal , `` This new relationship with Denali Water Solutions is a great opportunity for both our customers and our team members .

1

1/20/2021

Client

Signify

Netherlands

DS Smith and Signify made packaging sustainable in support their circular economy ambitions - DS Smith Packaging

London 20th January 2021 : Signify , a world leader in lighting technology , recently achieved CO2 neutrality supported by the partnership with DS Smith .

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12/18/2020

Vendor

Transporeon

Germany

DS Smith drives real-time visibility adoption across North America with Transporeon and Sixfold

In partnership with Transporeon , the leading global cloud platform for smart transportation management , and the Sixfold real-time visibility platform , DS Smith will continue to drive performance , data analysis , improved customer support and tackle the challenge of empty miles in vehicle movements across the United States .

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11/23/2020

Client

Mountaire Farms

United States

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8/17/2020

Partner

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

United Kingdom

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Date

1/25/2021

1/20/2021

12/18/2020

11/23/2020

8/17/2020

Type

Partner

Client

Vendor

Client

Partner

Business Partner

Wakefield Biochar

Signify

Transporeon

Mountaire Farms

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Country

United States

Netherlands

Germany

United States

United Kingdom

News Snippet

Wakefield Biochar, DS Smith partner to convert paper mill waste to useful biochar

Keith and Greg Paul , owners and founders of Recyc Systems Southeast , issued the following statement regarding the deal , `` This new relationship with Denali Water Solutions is a great opportunity for both our customers and our team members .

DS Smith and Signify made packaging sustainable in support their circular economy ambitions - DS Smith Packaging

London 20th January 2021 : Signify , a world leader in lighting technology , recently achieved CO2 neutrality supported by the partnership with DS Smith .

DS Smith drives real-time visibility adoption across North America with Transporeon and Sixfold

In partnership with Transporeon , the leading global cloud platform for smart transportation management , and the Sixfold real-time visibility platform , DS Smith will continue to drive performance , data analysis , improved customer support and tackle the challenge of empty miles in vehicle movements across the United States .

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DS Smith Team

6 Team Members

DS Smith has 6 team members, including former President, Ron Gasior Jr.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Ron Gasior Jr

President

Former

Jorge Bonnin

Chief Financial Officer

Former

Chris Easteal

Controller

Former

Linda Bell

Managing Director

Former

Karri Koskela

Wipak, Componenta, Suominen Flexibles, Huhtamaki, PwC, and AFRY

Managing Director

Former

Name

Ron Gasior Jr

Jorge Bonnin

Chris Easteal

Linda Bell

Karri Koskela

Work History

Wipak, Componenta, Suominen Flexibles, Huhtamaki, PwC, and AFRY

Title

President

Chief Financial Officer

Controller

Managing Director

Managing Director

Status

Former

Former

Former

Former

Former

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