SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 several years, and completed over 20 packaging transactions, in addition to its transactions involving 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, strong activity in 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: http://goo.gl/NwZji6.
PMCF is a middle market investment bank providing merger and acquisition advisory services to families, entrepreneurs, private equity groups, and large publicly traded corporations. PMCF seeks to develop deep relationships with its clients and serve as a "trusted advisor" focusing on client's unique transaction needs in the short or long term. PMCF's plastics and packaging industry activity and knowledge allows it to provide clients with specific insight into buyer/seller strategies, potential synergies, valuations, and M&A opportunities. Please visit us online for more information http://goo.gl/Qc7X0e.
For potential sellers, PMCF offers a strategic assessment process which includes an estimate of the current market value of a company, key considerations for achieving a successful transaction, evaluation of transaction alternatives, and examples of likely prospective buyers or investors based on PMCF's specific industry experience. PMCF's clients have found this process to be useful in evaluating a potential sale whether it be immediately or several years in the future. For more information or if you would like to setup a confidential discussion, please email John Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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