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Industry Update: Packaging M&A – April, 2016

April, 2016.

Packaging M&A continues to see strong activity with 2015 transaction volume of 65 deals.

For the 2015 period, strategic buyers accounted for 80% of the packaging M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference. During 2014, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 72% of the transactions.

Notable publicly announced recent transactions:

– Novolex just announced the acquisition of Heritage Bag Company and also acquired Wisconsin Film & Bag in 2015

– WestRock Company just completed the acquisition of Cenveo Packaging in January 2016 for $105 million

– WestRock Company also acquired SP Fiber for approximately $290 million and MeadWestvaco Corporation for approximately $11.6 billion

– KapStone acquired Victory Packaging for $640 million

– Jarden Corp. acquired WNA for approximately $1.4 billion

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