Total packaging industry deals for Q2 2019 worth $3.87bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 78.1% over the previous quarter and a drop of 69.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $12.78bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 1.2% over the last four-quarter average with 86 deals against the average of 87 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $1.79bn.

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By GlobalData

Packaging industry deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five packaging deals accounted for 79.4% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five packaging deals stood at $3.07bn, against the overall value of $3.87bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced packaging deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was $1.07bn merger of Charter NEX Films and Next Generation Films.

In second place was the $1bn acquisition of PT Fajar Surya Wisesa by The Siam Cement Public and in third place was The Blackstone Group’s $421.1m private equity deal with Essel Propack.

The $394m private equity deal with Amcor by Kohlberg &LLC and Owens-Illinois’s acquisition of Nueva Fabrica Nacional de Vidrio S de RLde CV for $188m 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.