Smurfit Kappa in talks with WestRock to create paper and packaging giant

Smurfit Kappa is in discussions to merge with U.S. rival WestRock (WRK.N), the Irish firm said on Thursday, in a tie-up of two of the world’s largest paper and packaging producers.

The combined entity would be named Smurfit WestRock and domiciled in Ireland with its global headquarters in Dublin, Smurfit said in a statement. 

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