Despite concerns over the slowing Chinese economy, and the expectations for declines in commodities prices, acquirers from emerging and developing economies drove metals M&A activity during the second quarter of 2012, accounting for 65 percent of all deal making valued at $50 million or more.
This sector summary is designed to present a sector perspective on the results of the 15th Annual Global CEO Survey and provides additional insightful commentary from high profile CEOs in the metals sector.The report looks at the key findings in the metals sector, based on interviews with 40 metals business leaders in 20 countries.
Deal value increased substantially during the first quarter of 2012 in the wake of increased activity for mega-deals, valued at $1 billion or more. Mega-deals comprised more than 68% of the total for all deals valued at $50 million or more.
In addition to a detailed summary of M&A activity in the fourth quarter, this edition also includes a special report on divestitures and spin-offs
In this paper we explore the impact that minerals and metals scarcity is likely to have on seven manufacturing industries. We interviewed senior executives in many of the leading organisations that are central to the future growth of these industries to gauge the relevance and effects of this scarcity
During the third quarter of 2011, mergers and acquisitions activity in the metals industry showed mixed signals, with higher deal values and lower deal volume. In short, a smaller number of larger deals were announced.
The recovery in global metals merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, which started last year, continued with mixed results during the second quarter of 2011 with a 57 percent increase in volume of deals compared to the same period in 2010. When compared to the first quarter of 2011, the metals M&A market remained active with 11 more deals announced in the second quarter than in the first quarter.
Business leaders have taken their companies through some unprecedented times recently and now face new challenges in embedding the lessons learned and driving for growth in a rapidly changing environment. In this report we show how some leading players in the Industrial Manufacturing sector have used the period to adapt and strengthen their businesses providing lessons for those tackling their own particular stage of the cycle.
In the ﬁrst installment of our new Manufacturing Excellence series we look at key strategies for growing in emerging markets.
The report sits alongside our quarterly Forging Ahead reports, examines the rationale behind the overall deal trends and look at the key individual deals, analyses the year under review and looks ahead to the future direction of deal-making in the sector.