Asia-Pacific’s metals & mining industry saw a drop of 40.91% in deal activity during January 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Anhui Sierte Fertilizer Industry’s $116.86m acquisition of Guizhou Lufa Industrial, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 26 metals & mining industry deals worth $266.93m were announced for the region in January 2021, against the 12-month average of 44 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in January 2021 with 26 transactions, representing a 100% share for the region.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Asia-Pacific’s metals & mining industry with $266.93m.

Asia-Pacific metals & mining industry deals in January 2021: Top deals

The top five metals & mining deals accounted for 92.9% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five metals & mining deals stood at $247.94m, against the overall value of $266.93m recorded for the month.

The top five metals & mining industry deals of January 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Anhui Sierte Fertilizer Industry’s $116.86m acquisition of Guizhou Lufa Industrial

2) The $76m asset transaction deal with Government of Henan ProvInce by Henan Found Mining

3) Fortress Minerals’ $30m acquisition of Monument Mengapur Sdn.

4) The $16.92m acquisition of Jeil Steel Mfg. by Double S Private Equity No. one Association and Samdasoo

5) Ramelius Resources‘ asset transaction with Goldoro and Tampiagold for $8.16m.