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. Only 23 deals valued at $50 million or more were announced, 17 fewer than in the previous quarter. However, values improved substantially to $18.2 billion.
In addition to a detailed summary of deal activity and a summary of large deals, this edition includes a spotlight on a PwC service and a case study.