The merger between RockTenn and MeadWestvaco would create a $16 billion industry powerhouse that would rank only behind International Paper.
MeadWestvaco’s packaging operations can be broken down into three categories. The primary raw material used in operations is third-party sourced wood fibre.
If the merger goes ahead, the combined entity would overtake Stora Enso to become the second-largest player in the packaging industry.
A few days after the merger was announced, a law office announced it was investigating potential claims made against the board of MeadWestvaco.