WestRock set to close on $4.9B Kapstone acquisition

WestRock Co. expects to close on its $4.9 billion acquisition of Kapstone Paper and Packing Corp. on Friday, according to company news releases and filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The U.S. Department of Justice recently approved Atlanta-based WestRock’s pending acquisition of Kapstone through Whiskey Holdco Inc., clearing the final antitrust approval hurdle and enabling the deal to be finalized.

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