Forging ahead: First quarter 2013 metals industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

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05/02/2013 by Metals
Forging ahead: First quarter 2013 metals industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

At a glance

Deal activity in the metals sector declined in first quarter of 2013, with transaction volumes at their lowest since the first quarter of 2009. While Metals industry M&A activity is projected to be flat over the near term, US plans for infrastructure investment may increase the demand for iron, steel, and aluminum in the United States.

Forging ahead is a quarterly analysis of global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the metals industry. Each edition includes a review of overall deal activity for the quarter and year-to-date and a summary of large deals.

Here's a snapshot of the perspectives you’ll find in this quarter’s report:

  • Financial investors fuel metals deal activity in the first quarter of 2013.
  • US transactions continue to drive metals deal value.
  • Copper, nickel, and other non-precious metals dominate the overall M&A environment.