June 24: The most recent updates to this tracker include:

  • Sonoco is acquiring European metal packaging company Eviosys from KPS Capital Partners for $3.9 billion. The deal is targeted to close by the end of year, subject to regulatory approvals.
  • Dow recently signed an agreement to acquire Circulus, a plastic film recycler with facilities in Oklahoma and Alabama. The chemical company said this deal would "enhance its offerings" in the industrial, consumer and transportation markets. Circulus is majority owned by private equity firm Ara Partners. Dow expects the deal to close in Q3.
  • The Alpla Group recently acquired Germany-based Heinlein Plastik-Technick, a company which produces “closure systems, dosing systems and application aids for the pharma and medical industries."

While some parts of the packaging industry are already highly consolidated and recent economic challenges have created headwinds, deals are happening. Packaging Dive aims to track as many as possible throughout 2024 to help you stay up to date.

Although the packaging industry is global, this list focuses on deals involving companies that are either based in the U.S. or have a notable U.S. presence. We list the acquirers in alphabetical order by their parent company or common operating name, which may differ from the specific legal entities involved in the acquisitions. The list can be sorted by category by clicking on each column title in the table below.

Do you have suggestions on how to update the scope or layout of this tool? Do you know of new deals we should include, or are you hearing about a tip you want us to investigate? Get in touch at [email protected].

 

2024 deals
 

 

2023 deals