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

M&A activity in the metals sector is picking up steam, in line with the resurgence in the broader industrials market, as buyers time a return to the market on the anticipation of a sustained economic recovery. 2011 transaction activity demonstrated positive momentum, with a healthy mix of corporate and private equity deal flow, with several drivers expected to accelerate the pace of consolidation.

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