Packaging M&A continues to see steady activity. Year-to-date 2016 transaction volume of 32 deals is just below pace of 2015 levels.
For the year-to-date 2016 period, strategic buyers accounted for 91% of the packaging M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference. During 2015, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 81% of the transactions.
Peakstone equally weighted packaging index continues to trend with the S&P 500.
Notable publicly announced 2015 and 2016 transactions:
‒ Stone Canyon Industries announced it will acquire BWAY Parent Company for $2.4 billion in June 2016.
‒ WestRock Company acquired SP Fiber for approximately $290 million.
‒ KapStone acquired Victory Packaging for $640 million.
‒ Jarden Corp. acquired WNA for approximately $1.4 billion.
‒ WestRock Company acquired MeadWestvaco Corporation for approximately $11.6 billion.Download Report