InterOcean’s latest industry report focuses on the historical performance, current challenges and near-term outlook of the global packaging industry. While the industry has enjoyed historical value creation above that of most market indices, the outlook is becoming more and more challenging given the slow growth of the U.S. and many other developed economies. Many industry participants are becoming squeezed between large raw material suppliers and increasingly consolidating consumer products customers. To counter this supply chain pressure, the pursuit of scale is becoming a necessity. Additionally, many sectors in packaging are either mature or remain highly fragmented. These factors have led to an M&A market that is as active as it has ever been for the industry and is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
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