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Koehler Paper acquires U.S.-based Beaver Paper & Graphic Media


March 5, 2020
By PrintAction Staff

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Koehler Paper Group, a global producer of high-quality specialty paper headquartered in Germany, has acquired Beaver Paper & Graphic Media Inc., a manufacturer of sublimation media to the dye-sublimation and digital print industry.

The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

The connection between the two companies dates back to 2016, when Koehler Paper Group acquired a minority interest in Beaver Paper and simultaneously entered into a shareholders agreement.

Founded 40 years ago, Beaver Paper has evolved into a global company with products found in over 51 countries worldwide and carried by distributors and direct sales out of its Atlanta, Georgia headquarters and distribution facilities in Los Angeles, California, Willstätt, DE and Zaandam, NL.

As a member of the Koehler Paper Group, Beaver Paper will continue to be headquartered in the Atlanta area, Koehler Paper said in a March 5 statement. “To facilitate a seamless integration and ensure continued growth for both companies, the original owners of Beaver Paper will be assisting the new management team during this exciting transition period,” the statement said.

Koehler Paper has also appointed Tobias Sternbeck as Beaver Paper’s new CEO and Donald P. Burke Beaver Paper’s CFO.

“This acquisition represents an amazing opportunity to pool the expertise of two global leaders in their sector of the paper industry,” said Kai Furler, Koehler Paper’s CEO. “With our combined knowledge base and industry reach we can help increase Beaver Paper’s efforts to develop consistent, quality products creating a superior portfolio of sublimation media.”