Q2 2021

Packaging M&A Update


  • The Dow Jones U.S. Containers & Packaging Index rose 3.5% in Q2 2021 but underperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index,which increased 4.1% in the same period
  • M&A deal volume was up 77% to 131 completed transactions in 1H 2021 from 74 deals in the same period of the prior year
  • Through 1H 2021, PE accounted for 58.8% of 131 total deals in the Packaging sector
  • The EUR 1.9 billion LBO of Crown Food Spain, (dba MIVISA) by KPS Capital Partners on April 15, 2021 represented the largest Packaging deal in Q2 2021
  • Stock prices and valuation multiples trended lower in Q2 2021 from prior year levels

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