Gary McGann, chief executive officer, Smurfit Kappa Group, said that the group’s 2014 performance is “strong evidence of the resilience of our integrated and geographically diverse business model”.   (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

Smurfit Kappa Group, the paper and packaging giant, is eyeing further expansion through buyouts in Europe and Latin America. Ian Curley, the chief fin(...)

Chief executive Gary McGann  earned €2.8 million on top of his individual remuneration package of €2.5 million. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Gary McGann, the chief executive of Smurfit Kappa, had a total remuneration package of €5.3 million in 2013, according to the paper and packagi(...)

In pensive mood: Michael Smurfit, from his autobiography A Life Worth Living

Two months after Michael Smurfit was born, on August 7th, 1936, his father John Jefferson Smurfit set up shop as a tailor. Born a Protes(...)

Ian Curley, group chief financial officer with Smurfit Kappa, said that the upgrade has been made possible by the “strong free cash flow generated through a robust operational performance, decisive capital allocation and successful refinancing activities”.

Smurfit Kappa, the integrated manufacturer of paper-based packaging products, has welcomed Standard & Poor’s upgrading of its credit rating(...)

Ian Curley, the chief financial officer of Smurfit Kappa Group, said it is planning to spend €50 million a year for the next three years on a number of capital projects, aside from acquisitions.

MARK PAUL Ian Curley, the chief financial officer of the packaging giant Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG), said the company plans to c(...)

“We are very happy where we are.” That was the reply yesterday of Ian Curley, the chief financial office of Smurfit Kappa, when asked whether it plann(...)

Gary McCann: said the company now has further firepower for more acquisitions. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG), the paper and packaging giant that yesterday released its third-quarter financial results, foresees a continued improvement(...)

Smurfit Kappa chief executive Gary McGann. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

We’ve turned the page on our debt woes. That was the message from the three wise men of the paper and packaging giant Smurfit Kappa – chief executive (...)

Smurfit Kappa expects to save €13 million annually from a refinancing of its secured senior debt. Photograph: Thierry Roge/Reuters

Smurfit Kappa expects to save €13 million each year from a refinancing of its secured senior debt, which involved 22 banks and was oversubscribed.The (...)