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

February 2014
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Forging ahead: Fourth-quarter 2013 metals industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

At a glance

Metals deals rebounded in the third quarter, with strong growth in both volume and value. During the quarter, activity for deals valued at $50 million and above reached a peak for the year, and average deal value increased, driven by larger deals, including a nearly $1.3 billion mega-deal. Some advanced economies, dampened by sluggish growth, saw decreases in value and volume for the first three quarters.

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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:

  • Global metals deal value rises to its highest level since the first quarter of 2012
  • Deal volume remains stable throughout 2013
  • Steelmakers drive fourth quarter deal activity

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