Paper, Plastics & Packaging


For more than 20 years...

We have served the strategic and financial advisory needs of paper, plastics, packaging and related companies. Focused on the middle-market, our dedicated team of four senior professionals based in the US and Europe has completed 180+ transactions in recent years. Each of our clients benefits from our extensive industry-specific expertise and deep, longstanding relationships.

Mesirow Advises Standard Bag on its Sale to Gelpac


Founded in 1985 in Beaverton, Oregon, Standard Bag is a second generation, family-owned and operated manufacturer of multiwall and wovenpoly laminated sacks for a diverse mix of long-standing customers across large, growing, and high-value end markets. The Company’s production capabilities include flexographic printing, laminating, converting and finishing services in addition to value-added warehouse and logistics services.

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Paper, plastics and packaging transactions completed*


Senior professionals dedicated to paper, plastics and packaging related sectors


Years serving the strategic and financial advisory needs of paper, plastics, packaging and related companies*

Sector focus

Film & Flexibles

- Bags
- Pouches
- Rollstock
- Films

Paper Packaging

- Containerboard
- Paperboard
- Corrugated boxes
- Folding cartons
- Kraft paper
- PoP displays
- Bags


- Cut & stack
- Heat transfer
- In-mold
- Pressure sensitive
- Shrink sleeve
- Specialty

Rigid Packaging

- Blow molding
- Caps & closures
- Foodservice disposables
- Injection molding
- Thermoforming

Paper & forest products

- Market pulp
- Printing, writing & specialty papers
- Tissue
- Solid wood


- Contract manufacturing
- Contract packaging
- Nonwovens
- Paper & packaging distribution

“Our highest priority is helping companies and their leadership reach their strategic and financial goals, and we are consistently focused on elevating the experience for our clients.”

Rick Weil, Managing Director, Investment Banking

Senior deal team

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Richard Weil

Managing Director | Investment Banking | Chicago

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John Chrysikopoulos

Managing Director | Investment Banking | New York

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David DiMatteo

Managing Director | Investment Banking | London

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Melanie Yermack

Managing Director | Investment Banking | Chicago



*Data as of 10.1.2021