Total packaging industry M&A deals in February 2020 worth $781.11m were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 38.1% over the previous month and a drop of 43.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $1.38bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, South and Central America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $522.41m. At the country level, Brazil topped the list in terms of deal value at $522.41m.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in February 2020 was the US with 11 deals, followed by the UK with three and France with three.

In 2020, as of the end of February 2020, packaging M&A deals worth $2.04bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 796.8% year on year.

Packaging industry M&A deals in February 2020: Top deals

The top three packaging industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during February 2020.

The combined value of the top three packaging M&A deals stood at $781.11m, against the overall value of $781.11m 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) Supremex’s $20.7m acquisition of Royal Envelope

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.