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The ‘Annual Deal Report: Packaging’ provides a review and understanding
of mergers and acquisitions (M&As), capital-raising, partnering deals, and
agreements entered into by packaging companies during 2012.
Introduction and Landscape
Why was the report written?
Using this report, dealmakers will effectively and efficiently gain an insight
into the deal activity throughout the year. The report provides an overview of
all the partnering, alliances, and M&A deals announced worldwide.
What makes this report unique and essential to read?
The ‘Packaging Annual Deal Report’ will help dealmakers to effectively and
efficiently gain an in-depth understanding into deal activity in the global
Key Features and Benefits
The report provides detailed analysis on the mergers and acquisitions
(M&As) activity in the retail industry in 2012.
The report provides detailed analysis of private equity and venture capital
activity in the retail industry in 2012. This provides an insight into
investment activity in the industry by financial investors.
The report provides detailed analysis of capital raising activity, including
equity and debt offerings, in the retail industry in 2012. This provides an
insight into the capital raising activity of companies in the industry,
including the fund raising trend from both equity and debt capital markets.
The report provides detailed analysis on strategic partnerships in the retail
industry in 2012.
Many deals in 2012 were carried out to expand the presence in emerging
markets, importantly Asia-Pacific, in addition to its increased exposure to the
high profit segments such as specialty chemicals and plastics. Acquisitions were
carried out to expect cost synergies, realizing reductions in corporate
overheads, procurement costs, manufacturing and supply chain efficiencies.
The packaging industry is normally identified as a mature and highly
consolidated industry in developed markets; however, there are multiple small
and medium-sized players who are involved in the development of niche
technologies and customized services for the needs of the industry. These
companies offer opportunities for growth, but operations are capital intensive
and require funding asset purchases. Private Equity firms have identified this
growth potential and are involved in providing funding or acquiring these small
or medium-sized companies.
Packaging companies divested non-core business to focus on core businesses. The
industry is likely to witness higher investment in the M&A space in 2013, with a
large proportion targeting small and mid-sized segments with interests in new
and environmentally friendly technologies. However, high value transaction could
remain minimal due to rising oil prices and insufficient capital flows.