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Paper, Packaging & Forest Products

American Appraisal performs valuation and consulting services for paper, packaging and forest products companies worldwide.  

Who We Serve
American Appraisal’s paper, packaging and forest products industry practice serves producers and processors of:

  • Pulp (hardwood and softwood)
  • Lumber, oriented strand board, plywood, dimensional lumber, engineered wood products, other wood products and converter plants
  • Paper, including printing and writing, newsprint, tissue, linerboard, boxboard, coated and uncoated, specialty papers and other types
  • Paper and corrugated packaging including aseptic containers, composite canisters, corrugated boxes, folding cartons, gabletop cartons, multiwall bags, set-up boxes, and tubs and cups
  • Rigid and flexible plastic packaging including cans, bags, bottles, bowls, caps and closures, cups, egg cartons, film, jars, pails, pouches, protective packaging, trays and tubs
  • Glass packaging including bottles and jars
  • Metal packaging including barrels, bottles, cans, drums, flexible foil, foil containers and pails

What We Do
We provide valuation expertise in all classifications of tangible and intangible assets. Assets we have valued for our paper, packaging and forest products industry clients include:

Tangible Assets Intangible Assets
Land Trademarks and trade names
Land improvements Customer/distributor/supplier relationships
Buildings Technology
Personal property Noncompete agreements
Leasehold improvements Software
Construction in progress Patents
Timber Contracts
  Leasehold interests

American Appraisal assists with:

Recent Experience
American Appraisal’s recent paper, packaging and forest products industry experience includes:

  • Property insurance appraisals for two of the largest independent paper and forest products companies in the United States
  • Valuation for purchase price allocation purposes of a $2 billion multiple-mill acquisition in North America
  • Fresh start accounting valuation work for a multiple mill producer in North America
  • Equity valuations of the Spanish subsidiaries of a US paper company
  • Lease buyout appraisal for a large pulp and paper mill in Minnesota
  • Business enterprise, equity and insurance valuations for the largest coated paper manufacturer in North America
  • Real property appraisal to support property tax appeal for a four-machine paper mill in northern Michigan
  • Market value, highest and best use appraisals for several paper mills that were closed in the Northeast
  • Valuation for purchase price allocation purposes of a leading North American flexible plastics packaging company
  • Equity valuation of the Thai subsidiary of a major multinational metal can manufacturing company
  • Tax restructuring valuation projects including equity valuations of various subsidiaries of a major multi-national glass container manufacturing company
  • Valuation of multiple reporting units for purchase price allocation purposes for a leading medical packaging company
  • Annual impairment testing and equity valuation work for a thermoforming packaging company

Why American Appraisal?
American Appraisal’s extensive experience with operating and special-purpose facilities gives us the expertise to provide independent and objective valuations of packaging, paper mills, saw mills and other wood, paper, glass and plastic processors. Our consultants have extensive experience dealing with the external and internal factors that affect this industry.

Client Quotes

We are thrilled with the work product from our team at American Appraisal.  They are professional, knowledgeable and responsive.  Thank you for all the great work on this engagement.

Domtar Corporation

"Your consultant was able to apply a practical solution combining business and accounting."

Vice President & Controller
The Newark Group





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