Europe’s packaging industry saw a rise of 3.2% in overall deal activity during Q3 2019, when compared to the four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 32 deals worth $411.04m were announced for the region during Q3 2019, against the last four-quarter average of 31 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in Q3 2019 with 22, representing a 68.8% share,  followed by private equity with ten deals, representing a 31.3% share, for the region.

In terms of value of deals, private equity was the leading category in Europe’s packaging industry with $315.14m, while M&A deals totalled $95.9m.


Europe packaging industry deals in Q3 2019: Top deals

The top five packaging deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during Q3 2019.

The combined value of the top five packaging deals stood at $411.04m, against the overall value of $411.04m recorded for the quarter.

The top five packaging industry deals of Q3 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Arsenal Capital Partners’ $313.56m private equity deal with Clariant

2) The $79.7m acquisition of Plastics Capital by BPF1

3) Corticeira Amorim, S.G.P.S.’s $12.24m acquisition of VINOLOK

4) The $3.95m acquisition of Leyland Packaging by Macfarlane Group

5) Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund’s private equity deal with Trak Rap for $1.58m.

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.