Forging ahead: First-quarter 2014 metals industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

April 2014
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Forging ahead: First-quarter 2014 metals industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

At a glance

Metals industry mergers and acquisitions declined in the first quarter of 2014. Overcapacity in the sector drove down steel deals. Asia and Oceania continue to drive deal transactions to trim capacity.

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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:

  • The first quarter 2014 global metals deal environment declined substantially from previous quarters
  • Overcapacity and pricing drive down steel deals
  • Asia & Oceania continue to drive transactions in an effort to trim capacity

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