The BGL Metals Insider addresses capital markets and mergers and acquisitions activity, financial and operating performance of certain publicly-traded companies, and trends and issues affecting the industry.

Metals companies are navigating a “new normal” as headwinds of overcapacity, imports, and commodity price volatility have put pressure on margins. Muted organic expansion opportunities will drive selective strategic acquisitions, particularly as companies are under pressure to meet shareholder expectations for growth.

In our perspective spotlight, Andy Pappas, Head of the ABL Metals Group at BMO Harris Bank, discusses the asset based lending market and industry dynamics impacting credit availability for metals suppliers.

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