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Plastics & Rubber Industry M&A Trends

By Jim Zipursky | Dec 29, 2014

The life of a new product from concept to market has decreased from years to months, affecting the entire supply chain of plastic products. Equipment manufacturers look increasingly to closer collaboration with plastics suppliers to cut production timetables, asking them to be responsible for specialized molded component design, development, and assembly.


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Q3 Plastics & Rubber M&A Industry Report

By Kim Levin | Oct 17, 2014

granulesM&A activity for North American based target companies in the plastics and rubber sector for Q2 2014 included 20 closed deals and total deal value of approximately $2.65 billion, according to data provided by S&P Capital IQ. This is a 20 percent decrease in the number of deals since Q1 2014, but a large increase in deal value compared to the $340 million deal volume in the previous quarter.

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Q2 Plastics & Rubber Mergers & Acquisitions Update

By Kim Levin | Jun 20, 2014

Green TubingM&A activity in the Plastics and Rubber sector for North American companies in Q1 2014 included 25 closed deals according to data provided by S&P Capital IQ. The average deal value was $56 million led by a number of strategic acquirers looking to expand market share and capabilities. PE buyers were also active in the space looking to deploy capital.

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Plastics & Rubber Q1 M&A Update

By Catherine Patience | Apr 11, 2014

Sell your Plastic BusinessM&A activity in the North American Plastics and Rubber sector for Q4 2013 through February 14, 2014 included 33 deals announced or closed according to data provided by S&P Capital IQ. Activity in the space has been partly spearheaded by manufacturers of caps and closures according to data published by industry trade magazine Plastics News. There has been significant consolidation in this particular niche as strategic and private equity buyers look to gobble up market share and increase their product offerings. Consolidation has shrunk the number of companies with less than $50 million of revenue to just 18 percent of the market, whereas companies with more than $500 million in annual sales now control 22% of the market.

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Plastics & Rubber M&A Industry Update

By Kim Levin | Jan 31, 2014

plastic granulesQ3 M&A activity in the Chemicals/Plastics sector was relatively active with 35 deals announced or closed in the quarter according to information from S&P Capital IQ. With strong demand for plastic and chemically derived products in the consumer goods, automotive, industrial manufacturing and construction sectors, a recovering economy should only increase M&A activity going forward.




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Plastics & Rubber M&A Update

By Catherine Patience | Nov 08, 2013

Plastic BottlesAccording to data from S&P Capital IQ, transactional activity in plastics and rubber manufacturing since the end of 2010 has benefited from improving financing conditions, stable business growth and narrowing gaps in business valuations. In 2012, financial and strategic buyers became more active, resulting in an increase in the number of deals completed by approximately 3%. Plastics M&A volume increased more than 25% in 2012, with the highest amount of activity generated by plastic packaging and industrial plastics transactions. Many private equity began liquidating their holdings in the space, due to increasing multiples in 2012. 2013 is expected to see a slight increase in M&A activity for the plastics and rubber manufacturing industry in North America, mainly driven by sellers looking to take advantage of high valuation multiples and favorable access to capital.

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