M&A and Trump Policies Expected to Shape Future North American Steel Industry Growth According to Outlook from Headwall Partners
Greenwich, CT, March 22, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Headwall Partners LLC (“Headwall Partners” or “Headwall”), an independent corporate and finance and strategic advisory firm focused on the steel & metals industry today announced the publication of its “North American Steel Sector Growth Survey.” Headwall’s outlook summarizes the perspectives of senior steel sector executives, who anticipate that mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and the impact of new Trump Administration’s economic policies will be amongst the key drivers of near-term growth in the sector.
Peter J. Scott, Founder and Managing Partner of Headwall Partners commented, “Despite the challenge of little or no organic growth in the North American steel sector, senior sector executives indicated optimism about near-term growth at their companies as a result of the expectation of accommodative policies from the Trump Administration and growth opportunities through M&A.”
"Despite the challenge of little or no organic growth in the North American steel sector, senior sector executives indicated optimism about near-term growth at their companies as a result of the expectation of accommodative policies from the Trump Administration and growth opportunities through M&A."
Peter J. Scott, Founder and Managing Partner of Headwall Partners
Headwall conducted a detailed survey of sector executives at the Chairman, CEO and CFO levels to assess how management teams in the steel industry are pursuing strategic growth. Participating companies represented a broad spectrum of the industry’s subsectors, sizes, and ownership structures. The survey focused on the anticipated policies of the Trump Administration, general expectations for economic and sector growth rates, and corporate plans for strategic growth.
Sample survey results include:
- 91% of respondents believe the policies of the Trump Administration will have a positive impact on 2017/2018 GDP, and 87% believe such policies will have a positive impact on steel volume growth;
- 96% of respondents are more optimistic about the prospects for their company’s financial performance over the next three years than over the past three years;
- 96% of respondents expect their company to be equally active or more active in M&A over the next three years.
The complete results of Headwall’s survey can be found at http://bit.ly/hwsurvey17
About Headwall Partners
Headwall Partners LLC is a corporate finance and strategic advisory firm focused on the steel & metals industry. Led by veteran investment banker Peter J. Scott, Headwall Partners provides strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity private placements, restructurings, valuations, and other financial services. Clients rely on Headwall Partners for its in-depth industry knowledge, candid advice, and intellectual rigor. Headwall Partners conducts its business in alliance with affiliate firms in order to augment Headwall’s industry expertise with the specific product expertise of its affiliates. Headwall Partners is based in Greenwich, Connecticut, and serves clients globally. To learn more about Headwall Partners, please visit www.headwallpartners.com.
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