The BGL Plastics & Packaging Insider is a periodic newsletter addressing capital markets and mergers & acquisitions activity, financial and operating performance of certain publicly-traded companies, and trends in the plastics and packaging industry.

Strategic acquisitions are driving growth. Slower than anticipated deal flow in 2012 has fueled a highly competitive market for quality assets, and plastics and packaging is benefiting. The year has brought the announcement of several headline deals and steady transaction activity in the middle market. With capital still looking for a home, strategic and financial buyers are expected to remain active. This edition highlights recent transaction activity and identifies drivers of deal flow in the coming months.