Total packaging industry M&A deals worth $5bn were announced globally in Q3 2022, led by Domtar’s $1.57bn acquisition of Resolute Forest Products, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 265.4% over the previous quarter of $1.36bn and a rise of 97.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $2.52bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.58bn. At the country level, the Canada topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.57bn.

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 Q3 2022 was the US with 24 deals, followed by the UK with seven and Canada with six.

In 2022, at the end of , M&A deals worth $8.77bn were announced globally in packaging industry, marking an increase of 18.9% year on year.

M&A deals in packaging industry in Q3 2022: Top deals

The top five M&A deals in packaging industry accounted for 18.9% of the overall value during Q3 2022.

The combined value of the top deals stood at $4.49bn, against the overall value of $5bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five packaging industry packaging deals of Q3 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Domtar’s $1.57bn acquisition deal with Resolute Forest Products

2) The $1.01bn acquisition of De Jong Packaging by Stora Enso

3) Westrock’s $970m acquisition deal for 67.7% stake in Grupo Gondi

4) The $716.99m acquisition of Hadera Paper by Veridis Environment

5) Schwarz Produktion Stiftung & Co.’s $212.53m asset transaction deal with Stora Enso