Industry Update: Packaging M&A Update – November, 2018

November, 2018

For 2018 YTD, strategic buyers accounted for 84% 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:

– Novolex acquired The Waddington Group for $2.3 billion.

– Graphic Packaging International, Inc. acquired North America Consumer Packaging Business of International Paper Company for approximately $1.8 billion.

– DS Smith Plc (LSE:SMDS) acquired Indevco Management Resources, Inc. for approximately $1.15 billion.

– Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) acquired Consolidated Container Company LLC for approximately $1.2 billion.

– RPC Group Plc (LSE:RPC) acquired Letica Corporation for approximately $640 million.

– WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) acquired Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited for approximately $2.3 billion.

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