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Metals

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC

The metals industry continues to experience significant mergers and acquisitions activity driven by the following trends:

  • Changing industry dynamics are giving owners an opportunity to re-think their long-term strategies and become active buyers or sellers.
  • Companies at all levels of the value chain are looking for ways to competitively source materials in order to ensure supply and potentially gain purchasing synergies which is driving industry consolidation.
  • Strong demand for metals in most end-markets is helping to boost profitability thus leading to higher valuations.
  • As an alternative to paying rising transportation costs to ship materials, larger players are attempting to increase their geographic footprint. Regional operations can be a viable alternative in executing this strategy, trend that will likely drive mergers and acquisitions activity.
  • Valuations of metals firms are near the long-term average, which means the expectations of both buyers and sellers are closely aligned.

As the corporate finance practice of the U.S. member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC has access to extensive relationships and experience within the metals industry. The member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited serve many of the largest companies throughout the metals industry. In addition, we also have numerous relationships with private equity investors who continue to demonstrate interest in making investments in the metals sector.

Through our access to a global network, broad contacts and extensive transaction experience, we can assist you in originating, structuring and executing the transactions that can allow you to take advantage of the current industry trends.

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If it's your deal, it's a big deal. Discover why so many companies trust us as their investment banker when they need merger and acquisition advisory services.

Contact our metals industry leaders: Ellen Clark and Tony Blanchard.

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