Europe’s packaging industry saw a flat growth in overall deal activity during Q4 2019, when compared to the four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 32 deals worth $64.92m were announced for the region during Q4 2019, against the last four-quarter average of 32 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in Q4 2019 with 22, representing a 68.8% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with nine deals, followed by venture financing deals with one transactions, respectively capturing a 28.1% and 3.1% share of the overall deal activity for the quarter.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s packaging industry with $64.92m.

Europe packaging industry deals in Q4 2019: Top deals

The top three packaging deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during Q4 2019.

The combined value of the top three packaging deals stood at $64.92m, against the overall value of $64.92m recorded for the quarter.

The top three packaging industry deals of Q4 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini’s $48.83m asset transaction with Ahlstrom Munksjo Arches

2) The $13.1m acquisition of Smith Bateson and Van der Windt Packaging by Zeus Packaging Group

3) Quorum Technologies’ $2.98m acquisition of Moorfield Nanotechnology

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.