Contrasting conditions in western and developing economies continued to provide the backdrop to metals deals activity in 2010. The result was a two speed dynamic behind deal-making with Asian and Brazilian buyers delivering much of the deal momentum while deal activity by western companies remained subdued. Russian companies, who had played a prominent role in previous years, largely stayed away from the deal table as they focused on integration and rationalisation of portfolios and lower demand.
Metals Deals 2010 reviews deal activity in the metals industry. We examine the rationale behind the overall deal trends and look at the key individual deals. We analyse the year under review and look ahead to the future direction of deal-making in the sector. This year's edition highlights an interview with the CFO of Tata Steel, Koushik Chatterjee, gaining his views on the M&A landscape and investment opportunities, and what key trends we can expect to see in the near future.