Madison Dearborn Partners in $915 Million LBO of BWAY Holding Company

March 29, 2010

Cleary Gottlieb is representing Goldman, Sachs & Co. as financial advisor to the Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of BWAY Holding Company, a leading North American supplier of general line rigid containers, in connection with its acquisition by Madison Dearborn Partners. The enterprise value of this leveraged buyout is $915 million, with debt financing provided by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and affiliates of Deutsche Bank Securities. The deal, announced on March 29, is expected to close in the second or third calendar quarter of this year following receipt of stockholder and regulatory approvals.