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April 22, 2020updated 07 Sep 2020 7:48am

Packaging industry M&A deals in Q1 2020 total $709.93m in US

Total packaging industry M&A deals in Q1 2020 worth $709.93m were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 32.7% over the previous quarter and a rise of 33.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $530.7m.

The US held a 30.1% share of the global packaging industry M&A deal value that totalled $2.36bn in Q1 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 30 deals during Q1 2020, marking a rise of 87.5% over the previous quarter and a rise of 57.9% over the last four-quarter average.

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The US packaging industry M&A deals in Q1 2020: Top deals

The top five packaging industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during Q1 2020.

The combined value of the top five packaging M&A deals stood at $709.93m, against the overall value of $709.93m recorded for the month.

The top five packaging industry deals of Q1 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Graphic Packaging Holding’s $250m acquisition of Graphic Packaging International Partners

2) The $238m asset transaction with Empire Packing Company, L.P by JBS USA

3) Clarus’ $96.93m acquisition of S.K.B.

4) The $85m asset transaction with Greif by Graphic Packaging Holding

5) Graphic Packaging Holding’s asset transaction with Quad/Graphics for $40m.

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.


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