Total packaging industry M&A deals in Q3 2019 worth $1.54bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 47.8% over the previous quarter and a drop of 78.03% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $7.05bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $734.27m. At the country level, China topped the list in terms of deal value at $362.26m.

In terms of volume, 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 Q3 2019 was China with 12 deals, followed by the US with 12 and Germany with five.

In 2019, as of the end of Q3 2019, packaging M&A deals worth $11.82bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 48.2% year on year.

Packaging industry M&A deals in Q3 2019: Top deals

The top five packaging industry M&A deals accounted for 73% of the overall value during Q3 2019.

The combined value of the top five packaging M&A deals stood at $1.12bn, against the overall value of $1.54bn recorded for the month.

The top five packaging industry deals of Q3 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Yunnan Energy New Material’s $282.21m acquisition of Suzhou Greenpower New Energy Materials

2) The $251.16m acquisition of Nadir Figueiredo Industria e Comercio by Flamengo Participacoes

3) Cascades’ $207m asset transaction with Orchids Paper Products

4) The $205.86m acquisition of Green Seal Holding by Great Plan International and Treasure Team Holdings

5) Sappi‘s asset transaction with Rayonier Advanced Materials for $175m.

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.