Current trends and M&A activity in the Packaging Industry
Global packaging M&A remains at a high degree of activity through the third quarter with the 2021 deal count expected to exceed the last years. Growth is fueled by high consumer spending and increased eCommerce activity. Further, the macro trends of horizontal consolidation by extending the global network and vertical integration to improve supply chain positioning, are cause for high M&A activity. Volker Ruhl, Partner in the Frankfurt office, gives insights in this report and summarises the current trends as follows: “We realise robust demand for packaging assets and fundamental forces that drive M&A activity further are still in play”.
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