Total packaging industry M&A deals in October 2019 worth $1.27bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 178.7% over the previous month and a drop of 9.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $1.4bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.17bn. At the country level, Australia topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.16bn.

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

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in October 2019 was the US with four deals, followed by Australia with three and China with three.

In 2019, as of the end of October 2019, packaging M&A deals worth $13.08bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 49.4% year on year.

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

The top five packaging industry M&A deals accounted for 99.6% of the overall value during October 2019.

The combined value of the top five packaging M&A deals stood at $1.27bn, against the overall value of $1.27bn recorded for the month.

The top five packaging industry deals of October 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Nippon Paper Industries’ $1.16bn asset transaction with Orora

2) The $48.83m asset transaction with Ahlstrom Munksjo Arches by Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini

3) Winpak‘s $42.2m asset transaction with Cheringal Associates, Norwood and Printing

4) The $13.1m acquisition of Smith Bateson and Van der Windt Packaging by Zeus Packaging Group

5) Century Bond’s acquisition of Taspack Industrial Sdn for $5.07m.

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.