Total packaging industry M&A deals in Q2 2020 worth $195.86m were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 92.1% over the previous quarter and a drop of 93.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $2.89bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $103.25m. At the country level, Sweden topped the list in terms of deal value at $71.28m.

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

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in Q2 2020 was the US with 12 deals, followed by China with six and Sweden with three.

In 2020, as of the end of Q2 2020, packaging M&A deals worth $2.66bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 74.1% year on year.

Packaging industry M&A deals in Q2 2020: Top deals

The top five packaging industry M&A deals accounted for 55.1% of the overall value during Q2 2020.

The combined value of the top five packaging M&A deals stood at $107.94m, against the overall value of $195.86m recorded for the month.

The top five packaging industry deals of Q2 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) The merger of Haesung Industrial and Hankuk Paper Manufacturing for $42.64m

2) The $22.5m acquisition of Ivirareta, Rudaco, S.A. Industrias Celulosa Aragonesa and TC Rey by SPS Walholding

3) Zibo Oumu Specialty Paper’s $20.34m acquisition of Shandong Warsaw New Materials

4) The $13m acquisition of Samcarsa De Mexico by Empresas CMPC

5) Gibo Plast’s acquisition of Dan-Hill-Plast for $9.46m

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.