Forging ahead: Global metals industry mergers and acquisitions analysis: 2Q 2009



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Welcome to the second quarter 2009 edition of Forging ahead, our analysis of mergers and acquisitions in the metals industry.

This quarter, the Forging ahead report takes a deeper look at China specifically, including the country’s rise as a major player in the global economy and metals industry, as well as the challenges and opportunities that exist for companies looking to do business in China.

The second quarter 2009 mergers and acquisitions analysis reports that the operating environment for metals companies remained weak, which translated into a slow pace of deal activity as measured by the numbers of deals. Despite the anemic level of deal activity, several quarterly trends in the metals M&A environment are of interest.