CCL Industries to Acquire Checkpoint Systems

by JJP

anti-theft packaging labelling retail

Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2016

 

Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of anti-theft merchandise protection solutions (EAS & RFID tags) for the retail industry, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small business and consumers, for $10.15 per share in cash, for a total transaction value of approximately $443 million. The purchase price represents a premium of 29% over Checkpoint’s closing share price on March 1, 2016, and a 50% premium over the 30-day volume-weighted average price. The transaction is subject to specified closing conditions, including approval by a majority of their shareholders.

Checkpoint’s board of directors has unanimously approved the merger agreement and recommends that its shareholders vote to approve the merger agreement. Checkpoint expects to hold a special meeting of its shareholders to consider and act upon the proposed merger as promptly as practicable. Details regarding the record date for, and the date, time and place of, the special meeting will be announced when finalised.

“This transaction represents a highly attractive premium for Checkpoint’s shareholders,” said Checkpoint Systems President and Chief Executive Officer, George Babich. “CCL is a recognised global leader in labelling and packaging. Checkpoint, as a division of CCL upon closing, will be able to invest in and grow Checkpoint’s industry leading hardware, software and consumables to create a unique offering, the future of inventory management for brand owners and leading retailers worldwide,” said Mr Babich.

About Jeremy Plimmer

Jeremy Plimmer has 35 years of experience in the security related print and packaging industry working originally as sales development director for manufacturers of passports, high security print and labels and more recently as a consultant. He is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of the Institute of Minerals, Materials and Mining, chairman of the West Midlands Packaging Society as well as vice chairman of the East Midlands Packaging Society.

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