PwC is pleased to share with you our quarterly analysis of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the global forest, paper and packaging (“FPP”) industry for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017.
Global M&A activity in the FPP sector in Q2 2017 saw an increase in deal volume relative to the first quarter (Q1) of 2017. A total of 36 M&A deals were announced during Q2 2017 with a total value of US$4.0 billion and an average (median) deal size of approximately US$20.2 million. This compares to 23 deals in Q1 2017 with a total value of US$4.2 billion and an average (median) deal size of approximately US$14.7 million.
In comparison to the second quarter in 2016, there was a decrease in Q2 2017 in terms of both deal value and deal volume.