The Changing M&A Landscape of European Paper Recycling

Analysis of the European paper recycling industry reveals an increased level of M&A activity, especially in terms of increased deal value. The majority of deals were done by multi-material recycling companies, but private equity and other investors have also emerged as a driving force for M&A in this sector.


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“We believe that larger recycling (waste) companies will continue strengthening their regional and international positions while expanding their range of services. And, paper recycling will remain part of their M&A activities. As for smaller companies involved in paper recycling only, we expect them to grow mainly through horizontal integration,” according to Natasha Valeeva, Senior Analyst – F&A Supply Chains.