Industry Update: Packaging M&A – September 2015

September, 2015

Packaging M&A continues to see strong activity. Year-to-date 2015 transaction volume of 50 deals is just below pace of 2014 record levels.

For the year-to-date 2015 period, strategic buyers accounted for 76% of the packaging M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference. During 2014, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 72% of the transactions.

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

Notable publicly announced 2015 transactions:
– 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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