NEW YORK, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Annual Deal Report - Packaging http://www.reportlinker.com/p01154308/Annual-Deal-Report---Packaging.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Packaging Product Synopsis The 'Annual Deal Report: Packaging' provides a review and understanding of mergers and acquisitions (MandAs), capital-raising, partnering deals, and agreements entered into by packaging companies during 2012. Introduction and LandscapeWhy was the report written? Using this report, dealmakers will effectively and efficiently gain an insight into the deal activity throughout the year. The report provides an overview of all the partnering, alliances, and MandA deals announced worldwide. What makes this report unique and essential to read? The 'Packaging Annual Deal Report' will help dealmakers to effectively and efficiently gain an in-depth understanding into deal activity in the global packaging industry Key Features and Benefits The report provides detailed analysis on the mergers and acquisitions (MandAs) activity in the retail industry in 2012. The report provides detailed analysis of private equity and venture capital activity in the retail industry in 2012. This provides an insight into investment activity in the industry by financial investors. The report provides detailed analysis of capital raising activity, including equity and debt offerings, in the retail industry in 2012. This provides an insight into the capital raising activity of companies in the industry, including the fund raising trend from both equity and debt capital markets. The report provides detailed analysis on strategic partnerships in the retail industry in 2012. Key Highlights Many deals in 2012 were carried out to expand the presence in emerging markets, importantly Asia-Pacific, in addition to its increased exposure to the high profit segments such as specialty chemicals and plastics. Acquisitions were carried out to expect cost synergies, realizing reductions in corporate overheads, procurement costs, manufacturing and supply chain efficiencies. The packaging industry is normally identified as a mature and highly consolidated industry in developed markets; however, there are multiple small and medium-sized players who are involved in the development of niche technologies and customized services for the needs of the industry. These companies offer opportunities for growth, but operations are capital intensive and require funding asset purchases. Private Equity firms have identified this growth potential and are involved in providing funding or acquiring these small or medium-sized companies.