Total metals & mining industry cross border deals worth $300.26m were announced globally for January 2021, with the $82m asset transaction with Asia Metals being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 81.7% over the previous month of $1.64bn and a drop of 83.2% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.79bn.

In terms of number of cross border deals, the sector saw a drop of 31.71% with 28 deals in January 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 41 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with cross border deals worth $111.72m in January 2021.

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Metals & Mining industry cross border deals in January 2021: Top deals

The top five cross border deals accounted for 93% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $279.15m, against the overall value of $300.26m recorded for the month.

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

1) Qiangda Investments & Economics &’s $82m asset transaction with Asia Metals

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

3) Allied Gold’s $63.36m asset transaction with Endeavour Mining

4) The $33.78m acquisition deal of Sky Pearl Exploration by JCHX Mining Management

5) Nemesia’s acquisition deal with Lundin Gold for $24.01m.