Pulp & Paper consultancy services

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Unrivalled experience 

In the pulp industry, companies that control over 90% of global market wood pulp capacity are subscribers to our services - in some cases since Hawkins Wright was established in 1982. We also have regular dialogue with most of the largest end users of pulp in the world, including printing and writing paper producers, tissue producers and specialty paper makers. This deep penetration of the global forest products markets has allowed us to develop high level contacts throughout the industry and unique insights into the trends that are driving the strategic decisions of forest products companies worldwide. 

How we can support you

Our pulp and paper consultancy services include the following:

  • Due diligence for proposed investment projects
  • Marketing strategy development including end-use market intelligence
  • Identifying new business offerings
  • Supply/demand analyses and price forecasts
  • Business analysis and competitive cost benchmarking

Recent assignments

  • The market feasibility for a dissolving pulp mill in Brazil. The study for the Amadeus project was commissioned by the IFC and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB Invest), who raised $1.1 billion financing for LD Cellulose, a joint venture between Lenzing AG and Duratex SA. An export credit agency and commercial banks also participated.
  • The market feasibility of a dissolving pulp mill in Russia. A ten-year outlook for dissolving pulp demand, supply, costs and prices. A major investment bank commissioned the study.
  • The development of a diversification strategy for an existing European pulp producer, looking at the risks and rewards of entering the fluff and dissolving pulp markets.
  • The market feasibility of a project to build a bleached acacia kraft market pulp mill in SE Asia. This study was commissioned by the project's financial advisors on behalf of the project consortium.
  • The market feasibility of a world scale market pulp mill in Brazil. A ten-year outlook for bleached eucalyptus kraft market pulp demand, supply, costs and prices, including the recommendations of a marketing strategy. The financial consortium commissioned the study. (This is just one example of several such feasibility studies undertaken for investors in, and lenders to, market pulp mills in Latin America and Asia).
  • The market feasibility of a paper grade pulp mill in Australia. A twenty-year outlook for pulp demand, supply, costs and prices. A global timberland investment firm commissioned the study.
  • The market feasibility for a waste to energy project in the UK. Lenders and investors included the Green Investment Bank, Equitix, Jones Laing and others.
  • The development of a woodchip pricing mechanism for an Asian pulp and paper producer. The client required advice on the creation of a transparent mechanism for calculating transfer prices between subsidiaries in different jurisdictions.

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