FMN | March 16th, 2020

Global Packaging M&A Deals Total $2.71B In Q4 2019 Total packaging industry M&A deals in the fourth quarter of 2019 were worth $2.71 billion globally, ac- cording to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase of 76.2 percent over the previous quarter and a drop of 35.5 percent when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $4.21 billion. Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe,Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total an- nounced deals in the period worth $1.91 billion.At the country level,Australia topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.22 billion. In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top re- gion for packaging industry M&A deals globally, fol- lowed by North America and then Asia-Pacific. In 2019, as of the end of fourth quarter 2019, packag- ing M&A deals worth $14.53 billion were announced globally, marking a decrease of 47.7 percent year on year. The top five packaging industry M&A deals account- ed for 89.2 percent of the overall value during fourth quarter 2019. The combined value of the top five packaging M&A

deals stood at $2.41 billion, against the overall value of $2.71 billion recorded for the month. AICC Offers Flexo Printing Best Practices Course AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is hosting Best Practices for Flexographic Printing: Raising the Standard , May 20-21, at the PrintCon Center at Clemson University in Clemson, South Car- olina.This course is said to take the challenges out of high-quality flexographic printing on corrugated sub- strates and combines classroom training with time on a press. Over two days, participants receive training on pro- ducing clean solids and line work as well as halftones and spot colors. Using classroom learning and time on press attendees tackle many typical troubleshooting is- sues, including dot gain, die-cutting, and proper graph- ic design for corrugated. Attendees will receive One Point Lessons and checklists to help them learn the concepts more deeply, gain experience building stan- dard works, and return to their plants with tangible plans and Standard Operation Procedures to put what they learned into practice.

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