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M&A Quarterly News In The Print and Packaging Industry Sector

By Jeff Wright | Feb 21, 2020

The report below gives a good overview of the first 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 Q4 2019 included 36 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet

One of the notable middle market transactions in the sector was announced in November when Advanced Barrier Extrusions LLC, a portfolio company of Graham Partners, Inc., acquired Flexographic Packaging Co for an undisclosed amount. Since its founding in 1988, Graham Partners has focused on acquiring and investing in higher growth, middle-market consumer and industrial manufacturing-related companies. Flexographic Packaging provides flexographic printing and custom laminating services. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Waupun, WI

Industry Indicators

  • US corporate profits, an indicator for corporate demand for printing services, fell 0.8% in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018.
  • US nondurable goods manufacturers’ shipments of printed goods, an indicator of demand for commercial printing, rose 3.6% year-to-date in October 2019 compared to the same period in 2018.
  • The spot price of crude oil, a key cost factor in commercial printing operations, rose 15.0% in the week ending December 13, 2019, compared to the same week in 2018.

Posted by Jeff Wright.

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