Antalis has acquired the assets of Swan Paper, Ireland’s largest independent paper merchant. The deal will further strengthen its presence in Ireland where it already has an annual turnover in excess of £40m and employs 32 people from its Dublin head office.
The business will continue to operate from its base in Baldoyle, Dublin, and all 13 current employees will transfer over. Antalis will retain the Swan brand, creating a new Swan Paper division which will be headed up by Swan’s Brian McArdle. He will report into Eoin Heagney, Managing Director of Antalis Ireland.
Swan Paper celebrated its 40th year in 2016 under the leadership of CEO Tony Swan. He said: “I am incredibly proud to have built the business into the company it is today, but feel it is now time to take a step back from day-to-day operations. The next chapter in the Swan story is incredibly important to me and I believe that Antilles is the right business partner to take the company forward.”