Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL), in conjunction with Global M&A Partners (GMAP), has released a new report on the Packaging industry. The report covers global capital markets and mergers and acquisitions insights, trends and issues affecting the industry, and performance and valuation data.

The global Packaging industry is undergoing growth and transformation, as a shifting focus towards sustainability and booming online commerce – both B2B and B2C – are driving a shift to recyclable and reusable alternative materials and expansion.

Megatrends of population growth and urbanization continue to boost demand for packaged goods, supporting steady growth in the global Packaging industry. Changing consumer preferences for sustainable and safe packaging, along with a rapidly expanding online channel, are shifting demand and spurring growth.

  • Growing environmental awareness is elevating responsible packaging in strategies for leading brands, promoting the use of reusable, recycled, and alternative materials in all market segments. Regulation, consumer attitudes, and brand owner values are ushering in a new era of conscious consumption, underpinning demand for environmentally responsible packaging and advancing materials innovation through increased investment in bioplastics.
  • eCommerce packaging is gaining in importance as online shopping sees 20 percent annual growth. Global retail eCommerce sales are projected to reach $6.5 trillion by 2023, tripling in value to account for nearly one-quarter of total retail sales.
  • The Packaging M&A market is expected to gain momentum as industry players look to capitalize on developing trends, seeking acquisitions to strengthen competitive positioning and market share in a fragmented landscape.

BGL is a member of GMAP, a global partnership of independent investment banks structured to provide clients with unparalleled sector-focused access to strategic relationships, investors, and opportunities globally. With partner offices in more than 30 countries, the partnership drives premium value for our clients by ensuring the highest quality and most relevant potential global buyers are involved.

Bridging cultural, language, and stylistic gaps becomes extremely important in order to drive value in a timely fashion. The BGL & GMAP team comprises dedicated M&A professionals with representatives from 18 countries, including those with the highest Packaging activity in the world including the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, China, India, and Brazil.