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Forestry, Paper, and Packaging M&A deal activity off to a strong start in 2017 - driven by strong US housing starts

The PwC Q1 2017 FPP Deals Insights saw an increase in deal volume and total deal value relative to the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016. A total of 23 M&A deals were announced during Q1 2017 with a total value of US$4.2 billion. This activity is being driven by a relatively healthy and optimistic building product sector, characterized by steadily improving US housing starts, which were up 9.9% in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to same period in 2015.

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