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Paper & Packaging


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Paper & Packaging


Paper & packaging is often behind the scenes of the latest innovations in many industries, as it crosses a wide variety of sectors. More demanding consumers require fast movement from the suppliers as well as tailored products, lighter solutions, cheaper options, and customized offers.

New environmental trends have been changing the industry as the importance of the paper arises.


Our market view

Within the recycled materials market, paper packaging is the largest sector of all recycled packaging. Paper and paperboard also have the highest recycling rates worldwide. Demand for paper packaging will continue to grow due to the manufacturing economies of China and other emerging countries.

Thanks to the combination of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, the Internet of Things, and the growing popularity of drones and robotic process automation, packaging companies are developing smart packaging alternatives to create a competitive advantage.

This industry will undoubtedly suffer a lot of considerable changes in the near future. Our experts have been following the latest trends for many years and have thus been providing world-class M&A services in many deals throughout many different regions.

Market Outlook

More players with a wider scope
M&A activity continues to have challenges
More eagerness for PE
Bigger buy-side deals are expectable

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