FMN | September 2nd, 2019

Vol. 21 No. 18 FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry In Print and Online at ® Global Packaging M&A Activity Surges by Mesirow Financial All4Labels Acquired By Triton An N.V. Publication Market News

September 2, 2019

Funds advised by Triton reached an agreement to acquire a stake in All4Labels – Global Packaging Group (“All4Labels”), Frankfurt, Germany. Triton will invest together with the current management of All4Labels who will continue to run the busi- ness while the minority shareholder Genui Partners will sell its shares. The owner families will stay all invest- ed and will continue to support fu- ture growth of All4Labels. Triton will bring additional capital and industry expertise to support the expansion strategy of All4Labels. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions are underway. Providing Labels All4Labels, headquartered in Ham- burg, provides pressure sensitive, shrink sleeve and security labels as well as flexible solutions. All4Labels has been a long-standing partner for major local and international compa-

M esirow Financial’s Packaging Perspectives, a periodic news- letter delivering perspectives on the latest trends and activ- ities affecting the packaging M&A landscape, has been released. It presents a mid-year review of 2019 and offers forecasts for the second half of the year, as well as other notable industry news.

Global packaging merger and acquisition (“M&A”) deal volume surged in the first half of 2019, reaching its highest level since 2015. In line with volume, deal value climbed to $15.0 billion in the first half of 2019, compared to $9.7 billion in the first half of 2017 and $12.5 billion in the first half of 2018, point- ing to a trend of increasing deal activity in the segment. Factors positively impacting the packaging sector include the rise and prominence of e-commerce, specifically Amazon and its ship-in- own container initiative, as well as flexible packaging becoming more prevalent in the pharmaceuticals and food sectors, two areas that are notably recession-resistant.

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