Total packaging industry deals for February 2020 worth $823.28m were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 34.7% over the previous month and a drop of 61% when compared with the last 12-month average of $2.11bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a flat growth over the last 12-month average with 30 deals against the average of 30 deals.

In value terms, South and Central America led the activity with deals worth $522.41m.

Packaging industry deals in February 2020: Top deals

The top three packaging deals accounted for 97.48% of the overall value during February 2020.

The combined value of the top three packaging deals stood at $802.58m, against the overall value of $823.28m recorded for the month.

The top three packaging industry deals of February 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) H&PC Brazil Participacoes’ $522.41m acquisition of Santher Fabrica de Papel Santa Therezinha

2) The $238m asset transaction with Empire Packing Company, L.P by JBS USA

3) New Forests’ $42.17m private equity deal with Norske Skogindustrier

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.