Global Pouch Forum 2022

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June 7 - 9

Rosemont, IL  |  Join us in-person

The Global Pouch Forum launched 25 years ago with the foresight that the Flexible Pouch would be the predominate force in packaging. Today, Global Pouch Forum is the longest-running flexible packaging event. It remains the event to get the most up-to-date information from experts and network with leaders and innovators who develop, supply, buy or recommend flexible materials including pouches, films and machinery. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from executives of top consumer brands, contract service providers and packaging consultants.

The 25th Annual Global Pouch Forum will feature a presentation from Mesirow’s own Louis Mitchell on the topic of maximizing shareholder value through consolidation.


Connect with Louis Mitchell at the Global Pouch Forum 312.595.6000  

Join our session: Maximizing Shareholder Value through Consolidation

Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 10:45AM - 11:15AM CST

Join Mesirow Invesment Banking’s Louis Mitchell as he speaks on the topic of maximizing shareholder value through consolidation. He will delve into the factors which drive M&A in the film and flexible packaging industry, and how you can benefit from this trend. He will also go over some recent transactions and what motivated the decision-makers, discuss several of the industry consolidators, and review how the flexible packaging industry has evolved over the past decade.

Louis Mitchell

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Louis Mitchell is a Managing Director in Mesirow Investment Banking and founded the firm’s coverage of the paper, plastics and packaging sector in 2002. He is responsible for developing key relationships and leading deal teams throughout the M&A transaction process.

Louis has nearly 30 years of investment banking experience. Prior to joining Mesirow, he was with the New York office of Salomon Smith Barney, where he executed packaging industry transactions in the Americas and Europe.

Louis has been involved in more than 150 transactions and specializes on fragmented, consolidating industries such as film extrusion, flexible packaging and labels, in which he has executed over 40 film/flexible packaging and 20 label transactions. He serves family businesses, publicly traded companies and private equity firms alike.

Recent transactions include:
Sabert Corporation’s acquisition of LBP Manufacturing LLC
Sale of Genpak Flexible to C-P Flexible Packaging
Sale of Trinity Packaging Corporation to ProAmpac LLC
Sale of Optimum Plastics to Charter NEX Films

Louis earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses.


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