In the global paper & packaging industry, there were 25 M&A deals announced in Q2 2023, worth a total value of $42.6m, according to GlobalData’s Deals Database. The $17.2m minority acquisition of marubeni office supply by mitsui matsushima was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. A thorough analysis of the disruptive themes, the M&A activity and most notable deals are included in GlobalData’s Packaging Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes report. Buy the report here.

In value terms, M&A activity decreased by 91% in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $467.9m and fell by 87% as compared to Q2 2022. Related deal volume decreased by 31% in Q2 2023 versus the previous quarter and was 39% lower than in Q2 2022.

Notably, foreign direct investments (fdi)-related deals accounted for a 32% share of the global paper & packaging industry’s M&A activity in Q2 2023, up 50% over the previous quarter.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q2 2023 were WBC Holdings; Deutsche Bank; FRP Corporate Finance with 2, 1, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q2 2023 were Kirkland & Ellis; Carvalho Borges Araujo Advogados; CMS Legal Services EEIG with 2, 1, 1 deals respectively.

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This content was updated on 18 July 2023

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GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Acquisition, Asset transactions and Mergers.