In Europe, ebitda increased by 17 per cent to €688 million, helped by a 2 per cent organic increase in the volume of boxes sold, higher pricing and acquisitions.

The chief executive of cardboard box-maker Smurfit Kappa has said UK and Irish wholesalers and retailers will have limited scope to stockpile products(...)

Smurfit Kappa Group chief executive Tony Smurfit (left) and Liam O’Mahony chairman pictured at the company AGM in Dublin last year. Photgraph: Aidan Crawley

Smurfit Kappa, the cardboard box-making giant, said on Tuesday it has spent €81 million buying up most of the shares in its Colombian unit that it did(...)

Ken Bowles with Tony Smurfit, Smurfit Kappa chief executive. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Often the unsung heroes of the business world, chief financial officers are the workhorses behind the headlines. This year’s shortlist for the Irish T(...)

Smurfit Kappa will fund the Colombian deal from existing cash resources. Photograph: Bloomberg

Cardboard box-making group Smurfit Kappa has launched a €90 million offer to buy the 30.1 per cent stake it doesn’t already own in its Colombian opera(...)

Aryzta had an unremitting bad year and was the  standout corporate loser of 2018. Photograph: Reuters

It was another year of mixed fortunes in corporate Ireland. The economy continues to be the fastest growing in Europe while the live register fell to (...)

Smurfit Kappa said it was using “all available means” to secure the release of two of its employees who were arrested last month by Venezuelan authorities.

Cardboard box-maker Smurfit Kappa has decided to deconsolidate its troubled Venezuelan operations from its balance sheet, after losing control of the (...)

It was reported last week that the Caracas government seized Smurfit Kappa Carton de Venezuela (SKCV) amid complaints about prices that the company was charging for its products in an alleged abuse of its dominant market position – at a time when the country is grappling with hyperinflation.

Smurfit Kappa said on Wednesday it is “fully committed” to protecting its interests in Venezuela if the government there extends the 90-day period und(...)