Total packaging industry cross border deals worth $1.9bn were announced globally for September 2022, with the $1.01bn acquisition of De Jong Packaging being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 16.2% over the previous month of $1.61bn and a rise of 39.6% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.34bn.

In terms of number of cross border deals, the sector saw a rise of 64.29% with 23 deals in September 2022 when compared to the last 12-month average of 14 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with cross border deals worth $1.85bn in September 2022.

Packaging industry cross border deals in September 2022: Top deals

The top five cross border deals accounted for 99.2% of the overall value during September 2022.

The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $1.85bn, against the overall value of $1.9bn recorded for the month.

The top five packaging industry cross border deals of September 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Stora Enso’s $1.01bn acquisition deal with De Jong Packaging

2) The $389.61m private equity of Imerys by Syntagma Capital

3) Schwarz Produktion Stiftung & Co.’s $212.53m asset transaction deal with Stora Enso

4) The $149.81m asset transaction of Stora Enso by Sylvamo

5) Sonoco Products’s $87.3m acquisition deal with Skjern Paper