Tags: merger and acquisition activity

M&A Activity Off to a Fast Start

Mar 01, 2014

M&A Activity Off to a Fast Start

By George H. Reddin   After a, relatively speaking, quiet 2013, merger and acquisition activity is off to a feverish pace in 2014. Divestitures by Lafarge and Vulcan, and a merger between Martin Marietta and Texas Industries led the way. We have ...

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Housing Increases More than Offset by Falling Federal Spending

Jun 01, 2013

Housing Increases More than Offset by Falling Federal Spending

By George H. Reddin   Merger and acquisition activity remains slow, but steady, as the outlook for many construction markets remains flat and disappointing. Spending on U.S. construction projects fell in March, as the biggest drop in government projects in more than ...

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2012 Closes with a Burst of M&A Activity

Feb 01, 2013

2012 Closes with a Burst of M&A Activity

By George H. Reddin   As expected, 2012 ended with a flurry of merger and acquisition activity. The outlook for deal activity in 2013 is good; however, there remains some concern and uncertainty about how Congress and the White House will deal ...

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Elections and a ‘fiscal cliff’ loom ahead, but residential recovery continues

Oct 04, 2012

Elections and a ‘fiscal cliff’ loom ahead, but residential recovery continues

By George H. Reddin   Uncertainty continues to characterize the near-term economic outlook and inhibit stronger growth and job creation. This has been a common theme for this article during the last few years and has been a major reason for the ...

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Data Mining January 2012

Jan 07, 2012

Data Mining January 2012

Mergers and acquisitions move at a snail’s pace Merger and acquisition activity continued to plug along at a snail’s pace as 2011 closed. For the year, merger and acquisition activity resembled overall movement in the construction materials sector — slow and ...

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Data Mining

Sep 01, 2011

Data Mining

Disappointing economic indicators threaten M&A activity Analysts and investors were busy recently with the U.S. debt ceiling crisis and a steady stream of disappointing economic indicators. The result was a continued drop in stock prices for construction materials producers. This, together ...

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Data Mining August 2011

Aug 01, 2011

Data Mining August 2011

Fed grows pessimistic about economy By George H. Reddin Momentum for merger and acquisition activity cannot catch a break, and comments from the recent Federal Reserve Board meetings will not help spur on any additional activity. The Federal Reserve has grown more pessimistic ...

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Data Mining February 2011

Feb 01, 2011

Data Mining February 2011

Looking through the rear view mirror It has been a wild ride for the AggMan Index (and the industry) in 2010, and it is another year that many are happy to see in the rear view mirror. Starting the year at ...

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Data Mining August 2010

Aug 01, 2010

Data Mining August 2010

AggMan Index: Down, But Not Out The past two months have not been kind to the overall markets or the AggMan Index as the equity markets react to concerns over European debt issues and the overall global economic recovery. Since the ...

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