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Flexible Packaging Newsletter - Q1 2021

Flexible Packaging Trends

During the first quarter of 2021, accelerated COVID-19 vaccination efforts helped to create a much more optimistic view of the global economy. Consumer behavior, production levels, and eagerness towards strategic expansion are all trending upward, which bodes well for the flexible packaging industry and the economy at large. See below for TKO Miller’s Proprietary Flexible Packaging Index charted against the S&P 500 Index over the last three months. Packaging demand remains strong as consumers continue to prefer e-commerce methods of shopping as well as product sterility and shelf-stability. In addition, polypropylene and polyethylene resin supply shortages continue to impact manufacturers’ bottom lines as raw material prices increase.

Flexible packaging M&A activity has picked up steam in Q1.  Capital IQ reports that the number of closed global flexible packaging deals in Q1-2021 grew by 40% over Q1-2020 and 8% over Q4-2020. Public company valuations grew by 10% from Q1-2020 and stayed relatively flat from Q4-2020. General middle market valuation multiples rebounded late in the year ending the year on par with 2019, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Early signs in 2021 suggest that the valuations for flexible packaging companies are holding strong and should be on par with or exceeding 2019 and 2020 levels.


Joe Froehlich
By Joe Froehlich
on Apr 20, 2021 9:29:23 AM
   
Flexible Packaging Newsletter - Q1 2021

Flexible Packaging Trends

During the first quarter of 2021, accelerated COVID-19 vaccination efforts helped to create a much...

Joe Froehlich
By Joe Froehlich
on Apr 20, 2021 9:29:23 AM
Flexible Packaging Newsletter - Q4 2020

Flexible Packaging Trends

The flexible packaging industry proved resilient during Q4 2020, driven by continued strong...

Joe Froehlich
By Joe Froehlich
on Jan 18, 2021 1:23:24 PM
Flexible Packaging Newsletter - Q3 2020

Flexible Packaging Trends

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt U.S. and world markets, the Flexible Packaging Industry has...

Joe Froehlich
By Joe Froehlich
on Oct 14, 2020 9:30:00 AM
Flexible Packaging Newsletter - Q2 2020

TKO Miller Market Analysis 

The Flexible Packaging Industry is identified as a key player as consumers and other sectors...

Joe Froehlich
By Joe Froehlich
on Jul 16, 2020 11:42:53 AM
Flexible Packaging Newsletter - Q1 2020

TKO Miller Market Analysis 

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Joe Froehlich
By Joe Froehlich
on Apr 8, 2020 8:15:00 AM
Flexible Packaging Newsletter - Q4 2019

TKO Miller Market Analysis 

  • Flexible packaging multiples have increased 20% since 2015 (see valuation index below) as...
Joe Froehlich
By Joe Froehlich
on Jan 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM
Flexible Packaging Newsletter - Q3 2019

TKO Miller Market Analysis 

  • Flexible packaging’s ability to replace other packaging formats has resulted in growth in the...
Joe Froehlich
By Joe Froehlich
on Oct 20, 2019 9:05:00 AM
Flexible Packaging Newsletter - Q2 2019

TKO Miller Market Analysis 

  • Valuations within the flexible packaging market continue to climb as strategic and financial...
Joe Froehlich
By Joe Froehlich
on Jul 23, 2019 7:05:00 AM
Flexible Packaging Newsletter - Q1 2019

TKO Miller Market Analysis 

  • The Flexible Packaging Industry continued its strong growth trajectory in 2018 with an overall...
Joe Froehlich
By Joe Froehlich
on Feb 19, 2019 8:16:39 AM

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