M&A in the $800B+ Global Packaging Industry: Latest Trends You Should Know

When you think of the largest global consumer markets, I’ll bet the packaging industry is not high on your list. Yes, packaging. Think about it: Almost everything you buy comes in a package. Cardboard boxes. Plastic containers. Glass jars. It’s a massive market that continues to grow.

Statistics indicate that the world packaging industry’s market value will reach $1 trillion by 2020. That’s up from $839 billion in 2015.

These numbers make the packaging industry a darling for both strategic and sponsor investors who are drawn to the industry’s resilience, fragmentation and ability to differentiate strategies. This was evidenced in 2018, which was yet another year with significant M&A activity in the space.

In this webinar, Jonathan White of Mazzone and Associates provided over twenty-five years of M&A experience within the packaging industry to dig into:

  • The numbers and trends
  • Explore what's attracting investors
  • Learn who the investors are
  • Discover how investors use M&A to further their strategies

Additionally, Jonathan addressed questions from attendees. Sign up to explore this burgeoning sector, the fervent M&A activity within it, and what it means for the future. Get caught up, watch the playback today.


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Jonathan White

Managing Director, Mazzone and Associates

Jonathan White joined Mazzone & Associates in 2017. As a Managing Director, he focuses on industrial transactions, primarily in the plastics, packaging and manufacturing space.  He has successfully completed sell-side and buy-side representation, joint ventures, and recapitalizations across a variety of industries but with specific expertise in packaging, plastics, and printing related markets.

Mr. White brings a wealth of experience not only from Investment Banking but also from Corporate Development and Financial and Operations Management. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Senior Director of Strategic Investments for Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL), where he engaged in defining and executing Jabil’s expansion into the consumer packaging industry. Prior to Jabil, Mr. White served as a CFO and Development Officer for two private groups investing in manufacturing, where he both managed platform companies and refined portfolios through acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. White started in the packaging industry in Corporate Development and Operations Management for Rexam PLC.

Mr. White received a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA from the Darden School of the University of Virginia. Learn more.



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