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Packaging Update: Fourth Quarter 2012

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC


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This quarter’s Packaging Update, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF), summarizes recent transactions within this industry along with information on active buyers, current transaction valuation multiples and an overview of the public market’s perception of the industry.

Highlights include:

  • $3.6 billion in total deal value in Q4 2012 compared with $2.8 billion in Q4 2011 and $3.0 billion in Q4 2010.
  • Strong foreign interest in U.S. companies as the year saw 34 transactions involving foreign buyers of U.S. packaging companies, compared with 25 in 2011 and 29 in 2010.
  • Increasing deal values and valuation multiples with the continued consolidation of the industry over the past couple of years and with a recent scarcity of targets.
  • The plastic packaging segment was a strong area of focus for the industry in 2012 and is attractive to buyers because of its reputation of strong fundamentals and being resistant to recession.

To read more, download the Packaging Update.

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