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  • 02 Jul 2021

MCC acquires Hexagon in Australia and New Zealand

The acquisition includes Hexagon subsidiaries in Australia and New Zealand: Hally Labels, Label Partners, Adhesif Labels, Hally Labels, Kiwi Labels and Rapid Labels

Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) has signed a binding sale and purchase agreement of 100 percent of the shares in Hexagon Holdings. The acquisition includes Hexagon subsidiaries in Australia and New Zealand: Hally Labels, Label Partners, Adhesif Labels, Hally Labels, Kiwi Labels and Rapid Labels.

The transaction will complete when FIRB (AU) & OIO (NZ) foreign investment regulatory approvals have been confirmed, likely in Q3 2021.

Nigel Vinecombe, CEO of Multi-Color Corporation, said: ‘Bringing these companies together creates an impressive Australasian network and clear market leadership in the region. We are delighted to be welcoming Hexagon’s staff, clients and suppliers to the MCC family.’

‘We are proud to have established Hexagon and built its operations over the past eight years to be the leading manufacturer of self-adhesive labels in Australasia,’ added Clark Perkins, chairman of Hexagon Holdings. ‘The MCC and Hexagon businesses are highly complementary, and we can see many opportunities for the combined business in the Australian and New Zealand markets. Today’s announcement is the culmination of the efforts of all of our employees throughout our ownership and we are deeply grateful for their efforts.’

Because the acquisition is by way of a share sale, all existing arrangements with Hexagon employees, clients and suppliers will continue seamlessly.

MCC’s enlarged Australasian group will be led by Daren Hudson, MCC president for Australia and New Zealand. Hexagon CEO Greg Howell will assist across an agreed transitional period.

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