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Sonoco (NYSE: SON), a diversified global packaging leader, today announced the appointment of Shawn Munday as vice president of global mergers and acquisitions, reporting to Chief Financial Officer Rob Dillard. Shawn will lead business development strategies, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestitures and other strategic partnerships and investment activities on behalf of the company.
“Shawn is a dynamic and proven financial and business development leader with a successful track record in identifying investment and M&A opportunities for global organizations and we are delighted to have him join Sonoco,” said said Rob Dillard, Chief Financial Officer. “He will provide thought leadership to our business unit leaders and executive team to identify, assess and pursue growth and investment opportunities as part of our portfolio optimization strategy to drive incremental value. for our customers and our shareholders.”
Munday has over 20 years of experience in financial advisory, investment banking and transaction advisory. Prior to joining Sonoco, he was an award-winning professor of finance at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina (UNC), where he served on the Board of Trustees of the Business School Foundation and as Executive Director from the Institute for Private Capital. , a multi-university consortium focused on seeking private capital.
Prior to UNC, Munday was Managing Director of Citigroup, in the Alternative Assets Group where he advised clients on portfolio acquisitions, divestitures and capital raising transactions. During his tenure at Citigroup, he advised on many of the industry’s largest M&A and financing transactions. He received his Masters of Business Administration from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.