Total packaging industry M&A deals in April 2019 worth $1.36bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 78.9% over the previous month and a drop of 51.4% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $2.79bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.26bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.07bn.

In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for packaging industry M&A deals globally, followed by North America and then Asia-Pacific.

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in April 2019 was the US with six deals, followed by France with three and Russia with two.

In 2019, as of the end of April 2019, packaging M&A deals worth $8.03bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 210.8% year on year.

Packaging industry M&A deals in April 2019: Top deals

The top five packaging industry M&A deals accounted for 99.4% of the overall value during April 2019.

The combined value of the top five packaging industry M&A deals stood at $1.35bn, against the overall value of $1.36bn recorded for the month. The top announced packaging industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in April 2019 was $1.07bn merger of Charter NEX Films and Next Generation Films.

In second place was the $188m acquisition of Nueva Fabrica Nacional de Vidrio by Owens-Illinois and in third place was International Paper’s $71.16m asset transaction with DS Smith.

The $13.34m stake acquisition of NPPG (Thailand) by BTG Vault and Universal Health International Group Holding’s stake acquisition of Jilin Jintian Universal Health Group Capsules for $7.72m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.