Packaging M&A Update

4Q 2020


  • M&A deal volume in Q4 2020 was up 117% from Q3 2020 with a total of 63 completed transactions
  • Despite the 117% uptick in Q4, overall deal volume in 2020 declined 26% from 2019
  • Private equity firms transacted more deals in 2020 than strategic buyers, but strategic buyers invested more capital
  • The $1.57 billion acquisition of Polyplastics by Daicel (TYO: 4202) represented the largest transaction in Q4
  • Valuation multiples on strategic M&A transactions have trended higher in 2020 over the prior year while valuations on PE transactions have declined
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