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Packaging Update: Third Quarter 2012

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC


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

Highlights include:

  • Average announced transaction value was $457 million through Q3 2012, compared to the average announced transaction values of $472 million in 2011 and $309 million in 2010.
  • Total year-to-date deal value through 3Q 2012 of $19.6 billion was below the $30.7 billion achieved during the same period in 2011, but was meaningfully higher than the $15.2 billion in deals announced through the third quarter of 2010.
  • The third quarter saw a continuing trend of increased transactions between a foreign buyer and a US. target. There were ten such transactions in the packaging industry, which was the second most in a quarter since the third quarter of 2008.

To read more, download the Packaging Update.


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