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.

The metals market witnessed significant assets trade in 2014, with the pace of M&A likely to accelerate as metals suppliers leverage acquisitions to defend market position and navigate a changing demand outlook. Global overcapacity and a weak energy market are likely to force consolidation, while growing automotive and construction market demand may spur opportunistic acquisitions to expand capability and geographic reach.