Packaging M&A deals totaled $73.2 billion in 2011
The Annual Deal Report - Packaging provides a detailed understanding and review of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, capital raising, partnering deals and agreements entered into by companies in the packaging industry in 2011. The report provides an extensive analysis on deals undertaken in the packaging industry in 2011 by deal type, segment and region. It also provides an extensive list of the key deals in the following packaging segments flexible and rigid packaging, packaging packs, packaging closures, packaging equipment and technology, and packaging services providers. This is followed by leading deals by deal type in North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World.
- 708 deals were recorded in 2011.
- The number of deals in the packaging industry was highest in the first quarter of 2011, and decreased in the net three quarters of the year. Deal activity in 2011 was highest in February, while October registered lowest deal activity in terms of volume.
- The principal driver of deal activity was to achieve sustainability and growth through strategic expansion, with a primary focus on mitigating risks associated with dependence on domestic markets, traditional products, and services.
- Deals in the packaging industry were primarily undertaken with the objective of business expansion through inorganic growth to increase business scale. Many packaging companies chose mergers and acquisitions for gaining operational synergy by combining technical capabilities, and adding new products and brands.
- In 2011, the packaging industry recorded a number of high-value deals with a deal value equal to or above US$1 billion, primarily in the M&A, debt offerings, and PE/VC deal types.
- M&A transactions dominated the deal activity in the packaging industry in 2011, accounting for 70% of total deal volume.
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