Publications

Forging ahead: First-quarter 2016 metals industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

April 26, 2016

Deal value increased both sequentially and year-over-year in the metals sector in the first quarter, driven by a substantial increase in Megadeal activity and despite a decline in volume over the previous quarter.

Metals deals: Forging Ahead 2016 outlook and 2015 review

February 18, 2016

Welcome to Metals Deals: Forging Ahead 2016 outlook and 2015 review, PwC’s annual analysis of deal activity in the metals industry and our outlook on the prospects for dealmaking in the year ahead.

Reimagining metals operations

February 04, 2016

Insights from PwC’s 2015 Global Operations Survey - Metals companies display a lack of confidence that their operations are designed to achieve business goals.

Steel market 2025: Quo vadis?

August 12, 2015

Steel market 2015 - Steel 2025: Quo vadis?, which provides an outlook of the steel market to 2025 and highlights the strategies for success in a competitive global environment.

Metals Deals: 2015 outlook and 2014 review

February 23, 2015

Welcome to Metals Deals: Forging Ahead 2015 outlook and 2014 review, PwC’s annual analysis of deal activity in the metals industry and our outlook on the prospects for dealmaking in the year ahead. We also take a regional look at what is happening in the main markets around the world.

18th Annual Global CEO Survey: Industry focus: Metals

January 26, 2015

Metals CEOs worry about the economy, their prospects, and a wide range of threats. They’re looking to partnerships and cutting costs, but skills shortages loom.

Making innovation go further in metals: How companies could gain by widening their innovation focus

March 11, 2014

The Metals cut of PwC’s Global Innovation Survey shows that it’s easy to fall into the trap of associating innovation with only young or fast-moving sectors. But it’s also key to competitive advantage in more mature, commodity-based industries like metals.

Forging Ahead: Global Metals Deals 2014 outlook and 2013 review

February 17, 2014

Forging Ahead is PwC’s annual analysis of deal activity in the metals industry and PwC’s outlook on the prospects for deal making in the year ahead. We also take a regional look at what is happening in the main markets around the world.

Forging Ahead: Global Metals Deals 2013 outlook and 2012 review

February 03, 2013

PwC's Global Metals Deals annual review takes a look at the M&A landscape over the past year identifying the key themes and important drivers of deals activity. In our last report, we said that caution will be the watchword in 2012.

Pressing on the accelerator – taking metals innovation to the next level

July 05, 2012

This PwC report examines the stat of innovation in the global metals industry. It reviews the industry’s track record and look at how metals companies can improve their innovation efforts.

Navigation: Managing commodity risk through market uncertainty

June 01, 2009

Navigation: Managing commodity risk through market uncertainty, provides information on how clients can successfully navigate the current commodity market situation by embedding effective risk management throughout their organizations. In addition to price volatility, the report provides details on changing global trade patterns, geopolitical risk, counterparty and credit risk, and changing US commodity trading regulations.