Total packaging industry M&A deals in Q4 2019 worth $2.71bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 76.2% over the previous quarter and a drop of 35.5% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $4.21bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.91bn. At the country level, Australia topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.22bn.

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 Q4 2019 was the US with 15 deals, followed by the UK with five and Australia with five.

In 2019, as of the end of Q4 2019, packaging M&A deals worth $14.53bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 47.7% year on year.

Packaging industry M&A deals in Q4 2019: Top deals

The top five packaging industry M&A deals accounted for 89.2% of the overall value during Q4 2019.

The combined value of the top five packaging M&A deals stood at $2.41bn, against the overall value of $2.71bn recorded for the month.

The top five packaging industry deals of Q4 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

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

2) The $583m acquisition of Tailim Packaging and Tailim Paper by Sae-A Trading

3) Pixelle Specialty Solutions’ $400m asset transaction with Verso

4) The $180m asset transaction with Transcontinental by Hood Packaging

5) Cascades‘ acquisition of Greenpac Holding for $93m.

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.