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Wood & Paper

What is the best way to approach the wood and paper industry, given ever greater sustainability concerns, expanded technological capabilities, integrated value chains and broader geographical reach? We’re looking forward to taking on your strategic challenges.

The wood and paper industry is as old as human civilisation – and more relevant to people’s lives than ever. In today’s world, where consumers and governments are ever more concerned about using non-renewable materials, wood is growing in importance as a (raw) material. It’s a convincing sustainable alternative to a wide range of innovative products aimed at shrinking product footprints. M&A can be a powerful tool to address strategic challenges by expanding technological capabilities, integrating value chains and broadening geographical reaches.

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The demand for primary processed wood products is projected to increase due to their renewable, recyclable, climate-friendly, and versatile nature, positioning them as ideal alternatives to non-renewable materials. As most companies are regionally positioned with strong local roots, the market exhibits high fragmentation and faces mounting pressure for consolidation. Additionally, there is an expectation for companies to provide more value-added services. Our expertise encompasses the entire value chain, distribution channels, and the M&A dynamics inherent in this sector.

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Fibre-based packaging solutions are firmly established in the market, supported by technological advancements that have expanded their range of applications. Moreover, broader market trends, including the demand for sustainable packaging, the growth of e-commerce, and demographic shifts, are contributing to this momentum. We observe companies within this sector increasingly verticalizing their operations to grow their share of value creation. With ongoing consolidation and increasing pressures on commodity and customer markets, converting companies require assistance in striking the right balance.

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Companies in the trade and distribution sector are turning to M&A to achieve scale, become full-range suppliers, and strengthen their market positions. The trend towards globalisation is driving expansion into new regions through M&A, facilitating rapid access to diverse markets and customer bases. Furthermore, the evolving distribution landscape, shaped by e-commerce and technological advancements, is prompting companies to adapt by strategically acquiring digital capabilities to remain competitive.

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MP is a highly professional advisor with an excellent experience in packaging. In a deal you want them on your side. We are looking forward to the next acquisition we can do with MP.

Peter Oswald, CEO at Mayr-Melnhof Group

MP team showed a high level of commitment and substantial knowledge of our industry. Their team consisted of highly professional personnel. They worked smoothly together with our Management team, getting into details and analysis. We strongly recommend them for M&A transactions.

Ioannis Tsoukaridis, Shareholder and Honorary Chairman at Paperpack, Greece

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