Total metals & mining industry M&A deals in Q4 2019 worth $6.81bn were announced in Canada, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 964% over the previous quarter and a rise of 70.4% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $4bn.

Canada held a 33.7% share of the global metals & mining industry M&A deal value that totalled $20.22bn in Q4 2019.

In terms of deal activity, Canada recorded 80 deals during Q4 2019, marking a drop of 7% over the previous quarter and a drop of 19.2% over the last four-quarter average.

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Canada metals & mining industry M&A deals in Q4 2019: Top deals

The top five metals & mining industry M&A deals accounted for 93.2% of the overall value during Q4 2019.

The combined value of the top five metals & mining M&A deals stood at $6.34bn, against the overall value of $6.81bn recorded for the month.

The top five metals & mining industry deals of Q4 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Kirkland Lake Gold’s $3.8bn acquisition of Detour Gold

2) The $1.03bn acquisition of Continental Gold by Gold Mountains (H.K.) International MiningLimited

3) Impala Platinum Holdings’ $751.02m acquisition of North American Palladium

4) The $475m asset transaction with Newmont by Evolution Mining (Canada Holdings)

5) Teranga Gold’s asset transaction with Barrick Gold for $286.79m.

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.