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M&A lifts construction
Stock markets around the world took a steep dive at the end of February, but had recovered some of the losses by the end of March. The construction sector bounced back particularly well thanks to merger speculation in the contracting sector. Chris Sleight reports.
Due diligence
In the first of two articles on mergers & acquisitions, DARIUS LEWINGTON of Pinsent Masons explains what to look for when conducting due diligence and the key areas to be aware of when buying a construction business.
Cost harmonisation
The recent development of Euroliste, a pan-European, multilingual, standardised database of construction equipment and its associated costs could have massive positive benefits for the industry, according to FIEC.
Record year
The European construction equipment market grew +14% in 2006 to hit unprecedented volumes, writes Richard Sharp, chairman of Cece ' s Economics Commission. The outlook for this year is bright, with continued, albeit more subdued rises expected.
Pushing the boundaries
Some 2500 off-road haulers were sold in Europe last year. The introduction of new models with Stage IIIA compliant engines means the new generation of rigid and articulated trucks are more productive, more comfortable for the operator and require less maintenance than their predecessors. Richard High reports.
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