Q3 2021

Packaging M&A Update


  • The Dow Jones U.S. Containers & Packaging Index rose 8.3% YTD but underperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index, which increased 12.0% in the same period.
  • M&A deal volume was up to 58 completed transactions in Q3 2021 from 29 deals in the same period of the prior year.
  • Through Q3 2021, PE accounted for 57.7% of 189 total deals in the Packaging sector.
  • Europe was the most active region in Q3 2021 followed by North America.
  • Stock prices and valuation multiples trended sideways in Q3 2021 from prior year levels.

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