90 days, 31 deals, US$12.3 billion

A decent quarter for global M&A deals activity in the Forest, Paper & Packaging (FPP) sector highlighted by Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco announcing that they will merge to create a leading global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging. Global M&A activity in the FPP sector in Q1 2015 saw an increase in total deal value relative to the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2014. A total of 31 M&A deals were announced during Q1 2015 with a total value of US$12.3 billion and an average (median) deal size of approximately US$8 million. This compares to 34 deals in Q4 2014 with a total value of US$2.8 billion and an average (median) deal size of approximately US$36 million.

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