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Corrugated Packaging: Playing The M&A Game

By Steve Wynne-Jones
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The European corrugated packaging industry is seeing rapid M&A growth and shaping the Continent’s landscape. ESM speaks to Susan Hansen and Natasha Valeeva of Rabobank about the dynamics therein. This article previously appeared in Issue 6 – 2017 of ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

Merger activity in the European corrugated packaging industry is at all-time peak levels and is only likely to rise further, according to a recent paper by Rabobank, The European corrugated packaging industry – moving towards the US market structure?, which forecasts an increasingly consolidated packaging landscape on this side of the Atlantic.

According to the bank, slim margins within the sector, coupled with firms’ need for a wider geographical presence, are likely to bolster acquisition activity, similar to US market trends over the past 20 years.


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