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Update: Packaging M&A Update – February, 2019

February, 2019

For 2018, strategic buyers accounted for 88% of the Packaging M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference; during 2017, strategic buyers also accounted for approximately 82% of the transactions.

Select recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions:

– Greif Packaging acquires Caraustar Industries for $1,800 million.

– One Madison Corporation acquires Ranpak for $950 million.

– Cascades acquires Urban Forest Products for $37 million.

– Amcor Limited acquires Bemis Company for $6,875 million.

– Pregis acquires Free-Flow Packaging International (represented by Peakstone) for an undisclosed amount.

– Novolex Holdings acquires The Waddington Group for $2,300 million.