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Packaging recap

Packaging recap — Q2 2019

Coming in from the Cold

The global M&A market witnessed a recovery in H1 2019 (especially during Q2) when compared to H2 2018 levels, but fell well short of reaching the year-over-year H1 2018 levels. During H1 2019, transaction value totalled $1.8T, a 17% increase from H2 2018 ($1.5T), but an 11% decrease year-over-year ($2.0T). An uptick in the number of megadeals in Q2 2019 contributed to the recovery, bringing the H1 2019 total to 24 megadeals, compared to 27 megadeals in H1 2018 (which was a record half-year). This recovery was mainly fuelled by domestic M&A, which accounted for 67% of H1 2019 volume compared to an average 61% since 2010, and a strong US M&A market, accounting for 53% of global M&A value, the highest percentage of value on record (Mergermarket).

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About the Packaging recap

The Packaging Recap is a quarterly report focused on selected transactions in the global plastics and packaging industry and includes brief summaries of selected transactions in the market along with the Global Packaging Index which consists of a wide range of publicly traded companies and is used to illustrate enterprise value trends by sector, transaction volumes and sizes.

All company information is sourced from publicly available sources, including company websites and regulatory announcements.


EY - Ken Brooks

Ken Brooks
Senior Vice President,
M&A Lead Advisory Services
Montreal, Quebec | 514 874 4412

EY - Félix Côté

Félix Côté
Senior Associate
M&A Lead Advisory Services
Montreal, Quebec | 514 874 4682

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