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January 20, 2021

Packaging industry deals in Q4 2020 total $2.75bn globally

Total packaging industry deals for Q4 2020 worth $2.75bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 53.3% over the previous quarter and a drop of 18.3% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $3.37bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 24.4% over the last four-quarter average with 107 deals against the average of 86 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $1.46bn.

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Packaging industry deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five packaging deals accounted for 87.3% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five packaging deals stood at $2.4bn, against the overall value of $2.75bn recorded for the month.

The top five packaging industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Roth CH Acquisition $1.2bn acquisition of PureCycle Technologies

2) The $565.8m acquisition of SIG Combibloc ObeikanLtd by SIG Combibloc Group

3) Special Packaging Solutions Investments S.a’s $276.38m private equity deal with Guala Closures

4) The $232m acquisition of PalletOne by UFP Industries

5) BG Container Glass Public’s acquisition of Bangkok Visypak, BG Packaging and Kabinburi Glass Industry for $127.26m.

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.


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