Europe’s packaging industry saw a drop of 9.1% in overall deal activity during Q2 2019, when compared to the four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 30 deals worth $527.59m were announced for the region during Q2 2019, against the last four-quarter average of 33 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in Q2 2019 with 24, representing an 80% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with five deals, followed by venture financing deals with one transactions, respectively capturing a 16.7% and 3.3% share of the overall deal activity for the quarter.

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In terms of value of deals, private equity was the leading category in Europe’s packaging industry with $427.98m, while M&A and venture financing deals totalled $99.6m and $0m, respectively.

Europe packaging industry deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five packaging deals accounted for 98% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five packaging deals stood at $516.97m, against the overall value of $527.59m recorded for the quarter. The top announced packaging deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was Kohlberg &LLC’s $394m private equity deal with Amcor.

In second place was the $71.16m asset transaction with DS Smith by International Paper and in third place was BSGF Salvus’ $33.98m private equity deal with Grigeo investiciju valdymas, UAB.

The $10.68m acquisition of Coreplast Laitila by SP Group and Zeus Packaging Group’s acquisition of The VaioPak Group for $7.15m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.