Total packaging industry M&A deals in Q1 2019 worth $133.47m were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 95.8% over the previous quarter and a drop of 96.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $4.18bn.

The US held a 2% share of the global packaging industry M&A deal value that totalled $6.76bn in Q1 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 26 deals during Q1 2019, marking an increase of 13% over the previous quarter and a flat growth over the last four-quarter average.

US packaging industry M&A deals in Q1 2019: Top deals

The top two packaging industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during Q1 2019.

The combined value of the top two packaging industry M&A deals stood at $133.47m, against the overall value of $133.47m recorded for the quarter. The top announced packaging industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q1 2019 was Valmet ‘s $128.27m acquisition of GL&V.

In second place was the $5.2m acquisition of Craft Canning + Bottling by Eastside Distilling .

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.