In the North American paper & packaging industry, there were 16 M&A deals announced in Q1 2024, worth a total value of $700m, according to GlobalData’s Deals Database. The $700m acquisition of Graphic Packaging Holding by Clearwater Paper was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. GlobalData’s Packaging Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes report for Q1 2024 uncovers the dominant drivers behind the M&A landscape in the Packaging sector, delivering crucial insights into industry dynamics and shifts. Buy the report here.

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In value terms, M&A activity in North America remained flat in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter and as compared to Q1 2023. Related deal volume increased by 14% in Q1 2024 versus the previous quarter.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in North America in Q1 2024 were Mesirow Financial; Citigroup; CriticalPoint Partners with 2, 1, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these M&A deals in North America in Q1 2024 were Bryan Cave; Cassels Brock & Blackwell; Fasken Martineau DuMoulin with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

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This content was updated on 23 April 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 Acquisition, Asset transactions and Mergers.