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PMCF releases its Packaging M&A Pulse H2 2015 Review
Mar 21, 2016

Southfield, MI – March, 2016 – P&M Corporate Finance (PMCF) is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of its new publication the Packaging M&A Pulse. PMCF’s Plastics and Packaging team has gained significant traction in the packaging industry over the last 10 years, and completed over 20 marquee packaging transactions, in addition to numerous transactions for plastic component processors.  Given this level of involvement in the packaging industry specifically, PMCF has decided to launch a second quarterly M&A report to cover packaging M&A in more depth and expand beyond plastic to paper (including corrugated, labels, and folding cartons), metal, glass, and other packaging material segments. The new report will serve as a complement to its existing publication, M&A Quarterly, with similar segment analysis on M&A deal volume, marquee transactions, valuations, and statistics on relevant public entities. 

As fully detailed in the Pulse, packaging’s positive attributes of steady growth, recession resistance, scalability, and innovation have created a healthy and highly competitive supply base. Within this environment, M&A activity has continued to increase while used as a strategic tool to grow above industry averages, gain new technologies, penetrate end markets, and to capture synergies as packaging evolves and consolidates.  2015 was another strong year in packaging with steady consumer demand, favorable input costs, high levels of available debt (at low interest rates), strong corporate balance sheets, and an oversupply of aggressive strategic and private equity acquirers. In total, 2015 resulted in 269 packaging transactions compared with 234 in 2014, a 15% increase in deal volume. Further upside to deal volume was likely hampered only by available targets to purchase. 

A full copy of the Packaging M&A Pulse report may be downloaded at no cost via the following link Packaging M&A Pulse 

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