The deal momentum continued on a high for global Forest, Paper, and Packaging industry, with deal value witnessing a year-over-year growth of 80% to $53.8 billion. Though geopolitical uncertainty, volatility in commodity prices, and regulatory factors are concerns, sub-sector M&A value remained elevated due to the ongoing consolidation. Paper consumption continues to be impacted by innovation and disruption with emphasis on sustainable packaging. Strategic investors were highly active driven by the need to expand in attractive markets, and increase capacity.
“Deal value in 2018 was at a three year high with paper and packaging leading the sub-sectors. Disruption and innovation will continue to drive deal value in 2019.”
Forest, Paper and Packaging Deals Leader, PwC US
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Canada Forest, Paper and Packaging Deals Leader, PwC Canada
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