View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Analysis
August 12, 2021updated 01 Feb 2022 10:27am

Is the packaging sector seeing the beginnings of an IOT investment boom?

Internet of things deals, jobs and patents have been booming in the last few years. But is the packaging sector keeping up?

By Data Journalism Team

The packaging industry is seeing changes in internet of things investment across several key metrics, according to an analysis of GlobalData figures.

Free Report
img

How attractive are current investment opportunities in Europe?

Europe has been identified as one of the most favorable regions for investors, seeing high investment activity in the past year. Most of these investments have been through Debt Offering, valued at close to $700 billion. The region has provided attractive investments in a diverse set of companies. Companies who tend to major themes such Digital Media, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, E-commerce, and Big Data are recording the highest number of deals, with Digital Media recording close to 2,000 deals. However, GlobalData’s whitepaper offers a full view of the market, analyzing less successful or attractive points of investment as well, examining statistics on Equity Offering investments and PE/VC deals. Understand how government agencies for economies around the world use GlobalData Explorer to:  
  • Track the M&A and Capital Raising volumes into their target market
  • Identify the top sectors in the target market attracting the investments
  • For any investment segment, identify the top Investors inside and outside the target economy that are already investing in the Segment
  • Assess and showcase the growth potential for various Industries in the target economy
Don’t miss out on key market insights that can help optimize your next investment – read the report now.
by GlobalData
Enter your details here to receive your free Report.

Internet of things is one of the key themes across global industries, with top companies around the world completing internet of things deals, hiring for internet of things roles and mentioning it in company reports at the start of 2021.

GlobalData’s thematic approach to sector activity seeks to group key company information on hiring, deals, patents and more by topic to see which industries are best placed to weather the disruptions coming their way.

These themes, of which internet of things is one, are best thought of as “any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night”, and by tracking them, it becomes possible to ascertain which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their heels.

Free White Paper

By
Enter your details to receive the free paper:

One area in which there has been a decrease in internet of things investment among packaging companies is in the number of deals. GlobalData figures show that there were two internet of things deals in packaging in the second quarter of 2019. By the second quarter of 2021, that number was one.

Hiring patterns within the packaging sector as a whole are pointing towards an increase in the level of attention being shown to roles related to internet of things. There were 1,173 actively advertised-for open packaging roles within the industry in the second quarter of this year, up from 301 in the same quarter last year.

It is also apparent from an analysis of keyword mentions in financial filings that internet of things is occupying the minds of packaging companies to a lesser extent.

Internet of things was mentioned in 14 company reports of the biggest packaging companies in Q2 2021. This figure represents a decrease compared to the same period in 2019, when 88 industry filings mentioned internet of things.

Internet of things is decreasingly fueling innovation in the packaging sector. There were, on average, 51 packaging patents related to internet of things granted in the second quarter of 2019. That figure has fallen to 14 patents in the last quarter of 2020.

Related Companies

Free Report
img

How attractive are current investment opportunities in Europe?

Europe has been identified as one of the most favorable regions for investors, seeing high investment activity in the past year. Most of these investments have been through Debt Offering, valued at close to $700 billion. The region has provided attractive investments in a diverse set of companies. Companies who tend to major themes such Digital Media, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, E-commerce, and Big Data are recording the highest number of deals, with Digital Media recording close to 2,000 deals. However, GlobalData’s whitepaper offers a full view of the market, analyzing less successful or attractive points of investment as well, examining statistics on Equity Offering investments and PE/VC deals. Understand how government agencies for economies around the world use GlobalData Explorer to:  
  • Track the M&A and Capital Raising volumes into their target market
  • Identify the top sectors in the target market attracting the investments
  • For any investment segment, identify the top Investors inside and outside the target economy that are already investing in the Segment
  • Assess and showcase the growth potential for various Industries in the target economy
Don’t miss out on key market insights that can help optimize your next investment – read the report now.
by GlobalData
Enter your details here to receive your free Report.

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The packaging industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Packaging Gateway