Paper, Forest Products & Packaging

CRA has deep expertise in the paper, forest product and packaging industries. Our experts have advised clients on prospective mergers and acquisitions and helped secure antitrust clearance from US, Canadian, and European regulators for proposed transactions involving a wide range of products, including printing and specialty papers, containerboard and corrugated boxes, food packaging materials, wood pulp, plywood and lumber, oriented strand board, engineered lumber, and many others. We are experienced in applying the latest competition modeling and econometric tools and are intimately familiar with specialized paper and wood products industry data sources.

CRA also has extensive experience providing corporate and business strategy advice to to the paper, pulp, and packaging businesses, including portfolio shape,  merger and acquisition strategy, capacity management, business mix improvement, pricing strategy, and risk management.


  • 01
    Weyerhaeuser sells pulp mills to International Paper
    We advised on Weyerhaeuser’s $2.2 billion sale of its five Cellulose Fibers pulp mills and two converting facilities to International Paper. CRA advised both...
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  • 02
    CRA economists advise on merger of WestRock and KapStone
    CRA economists advised King & Spalding, counsel to WestRock Company (WestRock), on the acquisition of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KapStone), both...
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  • 03
    Assisted counsel in contract dispute in arbitration
    CRA assisted counsel to Valmet Inc., a global developer and supplier of technologies, automation, and services for the pulp, paper, and energy industries, in a...
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