Thermoplastic Concentrates 2022

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January 25 - 27

St. Augustine, FL  |  Join us in-person

The 25th edition of Thermoplastic Concentrates brings together high-caliber attendees, including senior executives, from across the global supply chain including the major concentrate production companies (over 80% executive level management), to discuss new technical developments and real business insight into the successful management of your companies.

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

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Connect with Rick Weil at Thermoplastic Concentrates 312.595.6000  

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

January 27 | 9:10 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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