PwC release Q1 2015 analysis of mergers and acquisitions activity

Andrew Snook
April 28, 2015

April 28, 2015 - PwC recently released its analysis of mergers and acquisitions activity in the global forest, paper and packaging industry for the first quarter of 2015.

Overall, PwC found it a “decent” quarter for global merger and acquisition deals activity in the forestry, pulp and paper sector, which was highlighted by the Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco merger announcement.

In total, there were 31 deals in 90 days and a total deal value of US$12.3 billion in Q1 2015, with an average (median) deal size of approximately US$8 million.

This compares to 27 deals totalling US$2.9 billion in Q1 2014, and 26 deals totalling $US1.7 billion in Q1 2013. 

In the previous quarter (Q4 2014), there were 34 deals with a total value of US$2.8 billion and an average (median) deal size of approximately US$36 million.

To read the full report, click here.

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