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Packaging Update: First 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:

  • The industry had almost $7.2 billion in announced deals, up approximately 20% from $6.0 billion in Q1 2011.
  • Divestitures represented 50% of total transactions in the industry during Q1 2012, which is a 14% increase from the median divestiture activity in the packaging sector for the past five years of 44%.
  • Average deal size in Q1 2012 was $798 million, which is a sizeable increase from $499 million in 2011 and $316 million in 2010.

To read more, download the Packaging Update.


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