Major factors driving growth in today’s flexible packaging industry

Flexible Packaging Spot On

In this first edition of flexible packaging Spot On, our specialist Thomas Jungreithmeir sums up the major factors driving growth in today’s flexible packaging industry. Valuation trends have been positive in markets such as pharmaceutical packaging, and consolidation pressure remains high, especially for small and medium-sized players.

After hitting a peak in 2016, M&A activity in the sector seems poised to reach high volumes again in 2018. A majority of M&A activity in the flexible packaging industry has been in cross-border transactions. We look at domestic and cross-border trends over the past three years and present a case study where Oaklins acted as advisor to a Spanish family-owned developer of plastic packaging products in a cross-border sale to a German plastics packaging manufacturer.

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