Annual Meeting Speakers: Growth Opportunities, Financing and M&A Trends in Steel Wire and Rod

This session will be a general discussion of the steel wire producer market strengths, weaknesses, trends, trade and general M&A activity.  We will hear speakers address financing trends in commercial banks, institutional term loan and bond markets, and leveraged loan markets, as well as investor concerns.  Andrew Pappas, Managing Director of BMO Harris Bank NA and Vincent Pappalardo, Managing Director for Brown Gibbons Lang and Company will talk about current economic drivers and trends in M&A, market views on vertical integration and the potential for spinoffs in this sector. Beyond the major international players, what are the opportunities/risks for independent wire producers?  To put the M&A environment for wire producers in current context, they will touch on expectations in key end markets, as well as the ways recent trade action continues to affect supply and demand dynamics.

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