Packaging M&A Update

2Q 2019


  • Less deal activity in terms of quantity in the first two quarters of 2019 compared to prior years. However, increased capital invested suggests investors may be moving up the market to larger deals
  • Record level total capital invested into packaging deals in 2018 compared to reported historical data
  • Private equity firms beginning to lead in acquisition activity compared to strategic acquirers
  • Bemis Company (NYS: BMS) was acquired by Amcor (ASX: AMC) for $6.8 billion on June 11, 2019 (71% ownership). The deal would deliver the scale and capabilities to drive significant value for shareholders as well as offering customers and employees the most compelling value proposition in the packaging industry
  • Stock prices and valuation multiples trend downwards through 2018 and rebound to highs into 2Q 2019

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