Canada’s metals & mining industry saw a drop of 14.8% in overall deal activity during November 2020, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 46 deals worth $2.09bn were announced in November 2020, compared to the 12-month average of 54 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 45 deals which accounted for 97.8% of all deals.

In second place was private equity with one deals respectively accounting for 2.2% of overall deal activity in the country’s metals & mining industry during the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in Canada’s metals & mining industry with total deals worth $2.08bn, while private equity totalled $14.96m.

Canada metals & mining industry deals in November 2020: Top deals

The top five metals & mining industry deals accounted for 98.9% of the overall value during November 2020.

The combined value of the top five metals & mining deals stood at $2.07bn, against the overall value of $2.09bn recorded for the month.

The top five metals & mining industry deals of November 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Endeavour Mining‘s $1.86bn acquisition of Teranga Gold

2) The $150m acquisition of Monarch Gold by Yamana Gold

3) MegumaGold’s $34.73m acquisition of Supreme Metals

4) The $15m asset transaction with Deloitte Restructuring by Champion Iron

5) Orion Mine Finance Fund III’s private equity deal with Caldas Gold for $14.96m.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.