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Industry Update: Packaging Industry M&A Update – November, 2016

November, 2016.

Packaging M&A continues to see strong activity. Year-to-date 2016 transaction volume of 50 deals is just below pace of 2015 levels.

For the year-to-date 2016 period, strategic buyers accounted for 90% of the packaging M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference. During 2015, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 80% of the transactions.

Peakstone equally weighted packaging index continues to outperform the S&P 500.

Notable publicly announced 2016 transactions:

‒ Stone Canyon Industries acquired BWAY Parent Company for approximately $2.4 billion

‒ Berry Plastics Group acquired AEP Industries for approximately $769 million.

‒ Packaging Corporation of America acquired Tim-Bar Corporation for approximately $386 million.

‒ Amcor Rigid Plastics acquired Rigid Plastics Blow Molding Operations for approximately $280 million.

‒ Packaging Corporation of America acquired Columbus Container for approximately $100 million.

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