Analysis of the key themes driving M&A activity reveals that environmental sustainability accounted for 24 mining deals announced in Q1 2023, worth a total value of $1.8bn. The $1.8bn acquisition of Williams Minerals by China Natural Resources was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. GlobalData’s Mining Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes – Thematic Intelligence report helps understand the impact of environmental sustainabilty and other key themes on the metals & mining industry by analyzing which themes drive the M&A activity. Buy the report here.

In value terms, environmental sustainability-related deal activity increased by 774% in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $205.9m and rose by 64% as compared to Q1 2022. Related deal volume increased by 85% in Q1 2023 versus the previous quarter and was 1100% higher than in Q1 2022.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q1 2023 were Ben Cryer; Jamie Richards; Nicholas How with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

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GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Acquisition, Asset transactions and Mergers.