Total packaging industry M&A deals in September 2019 worth $456.58m were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 38.6% over the previous month and a drop of 73% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $1.69bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $299.48m. At the country level, China topped the list in terms of deal value at $282.21m.

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

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in September 2019 was the UK with four deals, followed by the US with four and Germany with three.

In 2019, as of the end of September 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 September 2019: Top deals

The top five packaging industry M&A deals accounted for 97.8% of the overall value during September 2019.

The combined value of the top five packaging M&A deals stood at $446.3m, against the overall value of $456.58m recorded for the month.

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

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

2) The $79.7m acquisition of Plastics Capital by BPF1

3) Huhtamaki‘s $63.45m acquisition of Everest Flexibles

4) The $10.94m asset transaction with Mohan Mutha Polytech by Huhtamaki

5) FCA’s acquisition of Transpak for $10m.

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.