CHICAGO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray
(Piper Jaffray) today announced the launch of a monthly packaging mergers and
acquisitions (M&A) newsletter. In addition, the firm published a report
reviewing the M&A activity in the packaging industry in 2002 entitled "Mergers
and Acquisitions Activity in the Packaging Industry - 2002 Year in Review."
The packaging M&A newsletter provides timely M&A highlights and trends
related to the packaging industry including: M&A volume, valuations and a
round-up of recent transactions and acquirer profiles. "Mergers and
Acquisitions Activity in the Packaging Industry - 2002 Year in Review,"
provides an overview of the industry, characteristics of target packaging
companies that drive strong valuations in M&A transactions, valuations of
public companies, M&A activity and the expected trends in 2003.
"We are excited to offer this newsletter and report focusing on the
packaging industry," said Doug Lawson, a vice president in U.S. Bancorp Piper
Jaffray's Middle Market M&A Group. "Both the newsletter and report provide a
breadth of information on the state of the packaging M&A market. We believe
the packaging M&A newsletter will offer packaging companies, private equity
firms and the financing community a timely and unique look into the packaging
To subscribe to the newsletter and receive a copy of the "Mergers and
Acquisitions Activity in the Packaging Industry - 2002 Year in Review," go to
www.gotoanalysts.com/thewrap or contact Dana Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), is a focused securities firm comprised of three
divisions: Equity Capital Markets, Fixed Income Capital Markets and Private
Advisory Services. The firm provides a full range of investment products and
services to individuals, institutions and businesses. The firm has over 120
offices in 24 states across the country. The Equity Capital Markets Division
focuses on the needs of growth companies in the health care, technology,
financial institutions, consumer and communications growth sectors. The firm
has a national reputation for its expertise in fundamental research and equity
and debt financing. The Fixed Income Capital Markets business provides bond
issuers, individual investors and institutional investors expertise in
investment banking, underwriting, trading, sales and research. The firm offers
innovative solutions in corporate and government debt financings with
particular expertise in corporate, health care/hospitals, real estate, higher
education and government debt. The Private Advisory Services division
financial advisors provide guidance in retirement planning, education
planning, estate planning and wealth accumulation. Investors select from a
wide array of products, including fee-based products, stocks, bonds, mutual
funds, annuities, insurance and trust services. U.S. Bancorp offers a
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Asset Management, U.S. Bancorp Investments and U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray. For
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