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Public Companies Dip Their Toes Back into the Market

Mar 01, 2013

Public Companies Dip Their Toes Back into the Market

By George H. Reddin The merger and acquisition news this past month came from the publicly traded companies as we continue to see balance-sheet management, a focus on core strategic business and markets, and the slow return to the buy-side. Debt ...

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Oldcastle, Vantacore pursue acquisitions

Aug 01, 2012

The aggregate, asphalt, and concrete sectors received good news in June with the passing of a new two-year federal transportation bill. Spending and investment have been on hold for the last few years due to the absence of certainty for ...

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Optimism is Slowly Building

Jun 06, 2012

Optimism is Slowly Building

  Optimism in the construction materials sector is beginning to increase, albeit at a slow pace. While it is not necessarily showing up in reported earnings, there appears to be a sentiment that things are improving. Both Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. ...

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Various Economic Opinions Fail to Inspire Confidence

Apr 01, 2012

Various Economic Opinions Fail to Inspire Confidence

The construction materials sector has been busy with national conventions for associations, headlined by presentations from economists discussing the outlook for homebuilding and the federal highway bill. These presentations, made by highly qualified speakers with impressive pedigrees, leave one more ...

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M&A activity may pick up as spring nears

Mar 19, 2012

M&A activity may pick up as spring nears

There were no deals to report in the construction materials sector in January. That said, a number of the multi-national companies made acquisition overseas, and the battle continues between Martin Marietta Materials Inc. and Vulcan Materials Co. Before one thinks ...

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Data Mining December 2011

Dec 02, 2011

Data Mining December 2011

M&A Activity remains slow, but Martin Marietta and Lafarge swap assets The number of merger and acquisition transactions in North America was up 13 percent for the three quarters ending Sept. 30, 2011, while the total value of these transactions was ...

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Data Mining November 2011

Nov 13, 2011

Data Mining November 2011

Company financials reflect disappointing market conditions The number of merger and acquisition transactions in North America was up 13 percent for the three quarters ending Sept. 30, 2011, while the total value of these transactions was up 28 percent from the ...

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Data Mining October 2011

Oct 03, 2011

Data Mining October 2011

Economic and political issues surround the market By George H. Reddin August was an interesting month, with many economic and political issues adding to the uncertainty surrounding the outlook for the construction materials sector. During the last month, we saw the debt ...

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Data Mining June 2011

Jun 01, 2011

Data Mining June 2011

Merger and acquisition activity on the rise By George Reddin Deal activity is picking up in the construction materials sector, although it has yet to be reflected in announced done deals. The gestation period for a typical deal — the time from ...

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Data Mining May 2011

May 07, 2011

Data Mining May 2011

Little financial news to cheer about By George H. Reddin The construction materials sector has not had much to cheer about over the last few years. Congress did pass a short-term extension to the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A ...

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Data Mining April 2011

Apr 01, 2011

Data Mining April 2011

Aggregate shipments show modest increases By George H. Reddin Merger and acquisition activity in the first quarter continues at a slow pace. The themes of balance sheet management, investment in emerging markets, and challenges in meeting the gap between buyer and seller ...

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