The packaging industry continues to create significant value for consumer products companies through innovations that reduce production and shipping costs, and design advances that can help differentiate brands and boost their sales. As a result, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the packaging industry remains robust as private equity sponsors and corporate buyers alike are positioning themselves to add high-margin capabilities to their portfolios and access new growth areas.

To that end, our new Executive Insights report identifies three packaging categories that are combining innovation with a runway for growth:

  • Stand-up pouches
  • Flexible, tamper-evident sleeve labels
  • Brand protection/anti-counterfeit packaging

L.E.K. examines these three packaging sectors and outlines key considerations for both strategic and corporate buyers. We believe that these vastly different categories are compelling because they demonstrate exceptional growth potential, there are consolidation opportunities and they each have distinct technologies to differentiate themselves and capture added value.

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