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

July, 2016.

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.

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