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Investment Analysis of the European Packaging Industry

Investment Analysis of the European Packaging Industry

Key Trends Affecting Investment in the European Packaging Industry

Technology as a key differentiator

Packaging and consumer preferences

Recycling and reuse Key Research Findings

The European packaging industry’s financial performance has been volatile during the 2010–2014 study period. Return on equity and other profitability and cost metrics were volatile, while liquidity and solvency ratios have remained consistent.

Participants from the United Kingdom accounted for 􂀀% of the total deals in the region, followed by France with 􂀀%.

European packaging companies have a higher cash conversion cycle than their North American counterparts, indicating greater scope for improvement in supply chain integration.

An analysis of deal value by country reveals that the United Kingdom accounted for about 􂀀% of the region’s total deal value, followed by Germany with 􂀀% and Spain with 􂀀%.

About this report

This research service analyzes the financial performance and various merger and acquisition deals in the European packaging industry, which is divided into metal and glass containers and paper packaging. Deals are analyzed based on the volume and value, and are further broken down by country, quarter, and type of buyer, and top 10 deal lists are provided. The study delves into the nature of cross-border deals and takes into account enterprise value, percent sought, and stock premium rise of the target company. The study period is from Jan. 1, 2010, to Dec. 31, 2014. Market drivers and restraints and packaging trends through 2020 are included.


  • Executive Summary
  • Key Terms Used in the Study
  • Introduction
    • Study Objectives
    • Research Objectives
    • Research Methodology
  • Key Trends
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Restraints
    • Trends in Packaging
  • Financial Analysis
    • Financial Analysis-An Introduction
    • Profitability Metrics
      • Table Packaging Industry: Profitability Metrics, Europe, 2009-2013
    • Activity Metrics
      • Table Packaging Industry: Activity Metrics, Europe, 2009-2013
    • Solvency Metrics
      • Table Packaging Industry: Solvency Metrics, Europe, 2009-2013
    • Liquidity Metrics
      • Table Packaging Industry: Liquidity Metrics, Europe, 2009-2013
    • CAPEX
      • Table Packaging Industry: CAPEX Margin vs. EBITDA Margin, Europe, 2009-2013
    • Methodology for Identifying Top Performers
    • Top Performers-Financial Management vs. Risk Management
    • Top Performers-Financial Management vs. Risk Management Explained
  • Transaction Analysis
    • M&A Deal Volume
      • Table Packaging Industry: M&A Deal Volume, Europe, 2010-2014
    • M&A Deal Volume by Country (Target)
      • Table Packaging Industry: M&A Deal Volume by Country (Target), Europe, 2010-2014
    • M&A Deal Value
      • Table Packaging Industry: M&A Deal Value, Europe, 2010-2014
    • M&A Deal Value by Country
      • Table Packaging Industry: M&A Deal Value by Country, Europe, 2010-2014
    • M&A Deal Volume by Quarter
      • Table Packaging Industry: M&A Deal Volume Percentage by Quarter, Europe, 2010-2014
    • M&A Deal Volume by Type of Buyer
      • Table Packaging Industry: M&A Deal Volume by Type of Buyer, Europe, 2010-2014
  • Transaction Details
    • Top 10 M&A Deals by Value-2012
      • Table Packaging Industry: Top 10 M&A Deals by Value, Europe, 2012
    • Top 10 M&A Deals by Value-2013
      • Table Packaging Industry: Top 10 M&A Deals by Value, Europe, 2013
    • Top 10 M&A Deals by Value-2014
      • Table Packaging Industry: Top 10 M&A Deals by Value, Europe, 2014
    • Top 10 M&A Buyers by Deal Volume
      • Table Packaging Industry: Top 10 M&A Buyers by Deal Volume, Europe, 2010-2014
    • Top 10 M&A Buyers by Deal Value
      • Table Packaging Industry: Top 10 M&A Buyers by Deal Value, Europe, 2010-2014
    • M&A Valuation Statistics
      • Table Packaging Industry: M&A Valuation Statistics, Europe, 2010-2014
    • Top 10 Financial Investor Deals
      • Table Packaging Industry: Top 10 Financial Investor Deals, Europe, 2010-2014
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix
    • List of Included Companies

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