In the global packaging industry, there were 5 private equity deals announced in Q4 2023, worth a total value of $84.2m, according to GlobalData’s Deals Database. The $43.2m investment by Main Street Capital in Pinnacle Plastic Products was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. A thorough analysis of the disruptive themes and the Private Equity deal activity are included in GlobalData’s Packaging Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes report. Buy the report here.

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In value terms, private equity deal activity increased by 398% in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $16.9m and fell by 91% as compared to Q4 2022. Related deal volume decreased by 38% in Q4 2023 versus the previous quarter.

Notably, consumer trends-related deals accounted for a 20% share of the global packaging industry’s private equity deal activity in Q4 2023, registering a flat growth over the previous quarter.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these private equity deals in Q4 2023 were Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu; Ernst & Young Global; Fineurop Soditic with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these private equity deals in Q4 2023 were Winston & Strawn; Brown Moskowitz & Kallen; Clifford Chance with 2, 1, 1 deals respectively.

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This content was updated on 8 January 2024

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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 Buyouts and Direct Investments done by Private Equity firms.