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M&A News In The Print and Packaging Industry Sector

By Jeff Wright | Aug 16, 2018

The report below gives a good overview of the third Quarter M&A activity in the Print and Packaging Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Print and Packaging sector for Q2 2018 included 21 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

One of the notable middle market transactions was announced in May when R2G Rohan Czech Sro, a subsidiary of R2G Rohan SARL, acquired First Quality Nonwovens, Inc. from First Quality Enterprises for US$500 million. R2G Rohan Czech Sro, part of R2G Rohan SARL, is a Czech company that operates as an investment company. First Quality Nonwovens is an American company located in Hazle Township, PA, that manufactures and markets sanitary paper and spun melt nonwovens.

The price of pulp, paper and other allied products flattened out in the second quarter benefitting manufacturers who’d faced steady price increases since July of 2017.

Industry Indicators

  • US corporate profits, an indicator of corporate demand for converted paper products, rose 4.3% in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.
  • US nondurable goods manufacturers’ shipments of paper products, an indicator of converted paper product demand, rose 6.0% year-to-date in May 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.
  • Total US retail sales, a potential measure of demand for converted paper products, increased 5.5% in the first six months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.

Posted by Jeff Wright.

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