Polyethylene Films 2022

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February 1 – 3

St. Augustine, FL  |  Join us in-person

The polyethylene film business continues to be one of the most dynamic and innovative in the industry, characterized by market growth, resin grade development, and product advances. The 19th edition of Polyethylene Films will create the ideal opportunity to bring together attendees from across the global supply chain to discuss business challenges and technical developments in the industry. 

The event will feature a 2022 M&A outlook  presented by Mesirow's own Rick Weil.

Learn more

Connect with Rick Weil at Polyethylene Films cmibmarketing@mesirow.com 312.595.6000  

Join our session: 2022 M&A outlook, overview & trends

February 3 | 9:40 A.M.

Join Rick Weil, Managing Director in Mesirow Investment Banking, for a discussion surrounding the 2022 M&A environment in plastics and packaging. Explore current trends, longer-term demand impact due to COVID-19, forecasts for the 2022 M&A landscape and a review of recent notable film & flexible packaging M&A activity. The presentation will feature a spotlight on e-commerce and sustainability.

Rick Weil | Managing Director, Investment Banking | Chicago

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Rick Weil is a Managing Director in Mesirow Investment Banking. He is responsible for developing key relationships, leading deal teams throughout the transaction process and providing advisory services on middle-market M&A assignments within the paper, plastics and packaging sectors.

Rick has more than 20 years of investment banking experience. Prior to joining Mesirow in 2000, he was a Manager in the Ernst & Young Transaction Services Group in Chicago and worked in many roles of increasing responsibility at FERS, a boutique CPA firm headquartered in Chicago.

Rick has been involved in more than 125 M&A transactions in the rigid plastic packaging, folding cartons, corrugated packaging, flexible packaging, labels, and related sectors. Notable transactions include:

- Sale of Pharma Packaging Solutions to Tjoapack
- Sale of Silver Spur to Inmark
- Sale of El Dorado Packaging to ProAmpac
- Sale of the Nelmar Group of Companies to Balcan Plastics
- Sale of Quad Packaging’s Omaha folding carton business to Graphic Packaging International
- Sale of Flexo Transparent, LLC to C-P Flexible Packaging, Inc.
- Sale of Disc Graphics, Inc. to Oliver Printing & Packaging Company
- Sale of Covertech Flexible Packaging to Balcan Plastics
- Sale of Dallas Plastics to Sole Source Capital

Rick earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 79 licenses.

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