Forging ahead: Second-quarter 2013 metals industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

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08/06/2013 by Metals
Forging ahead: Second-quarter 2013 metals industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

At a glance

M&A activity in the metals sector during the second quarter of 2013 continued to decline in both value and volume for deals valued at $50 million or more. Average deal value for the period increased to $402.6 million.

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.

M&A activity in the metals sector during the second quarter of 2013 continued to decline in both value and volume for deals valued at $50 million or more. Average deal value for the period increased to $402.6 million.

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

  • China and emerging markets drive the global metals deal environment in the second quarter
  • Overcapacity continues to impact M&A activity for steel and aluminum
  • Overall deal making is in a holding pattern as companies look inward