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.
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.
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 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.
In this year´s CEO survey metals CEOs are more worried about a host of risks. Overall, they’re less confident than any other sector. Metals companies are cutting costs and taking it slow on transactions, but many are already adapting supply chains to cope with emerging global trends.
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.
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, 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.