Georgia-Pacific, the maker of Brawny paper towels, Dixie paper cups and Angel Soft tissue, has agreed to be acquired for more than $13 billion...
NEW YORK — Georgia-Pacific, the maker of Brawny paper towels, Dixie paper cups and Angel Soft tissue, has agreed to be acquired for more than $13 billion by Koch Industries, a deal that would create the nation’s biggest private company.
The $13.2 billion cash deal announced Sunday also calls for Koch to assume $7.8 billion in Georgia-Pacific debt and will result in the Atlanta company becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch.
The deal values Georgia-Pacific at $48 a share, a 38.5 percent premium over its closing price of $34.65 Friday.
Koch, based in Wichita, Kan., is a commodities conglomerate that operates refineries and pipelines, trades commodities and manufactures pulp, paper and fibers. It has 30,000 employees.
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