Total Metals & mining industry cross border M&A deals worth $436.4m were announced globally in June 2022, led by Uranium Energy ’s $161.59m acquisition of UEX , according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 95.4% over the previous month of $9.46bn and a drop of 78.8% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $2.06bn.

Comparing cross border M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $214.91m. At the country level, the Canada topped the list in terms of deal value at $161.59m.

In terms of volumes, Asia-Pacific emerged as the top region for Metals & mining industry cross border M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then North America.

The top country in terms of cross border M&A deals activity in June 2022 was Australia with seven deals, followed by the UK with three and Mexico with two.

In 2022, as of June, Metals & mining cross border M&A deals worth $12.26bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 157.8% year on year.

Metals & mining industry cross border M&A deals in June 2022: Top deals

The top five cross border M&A deals accounted for 86.6% of the overall value during June 2022.

The combined value of the top five Metals & mining cross border M&A deals stood at $377.88m, against the overall value of $436.4m recorded for the month.

The top five Metals & mining industry cross border M&A deals of June 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Uranium Energy $161.59m acquisition deal with UEX

2) The $92.72m acquisition of Altus Strategies by Elemental Royalties

3) Stellantis $52.6m acquisition deal for 8% stake in Vulcan Energy Resources

4) The $38.62m acquisition of Minagoldchoix by QNB Metals

5) Divine Token $32.35m acquisition deal with Billions Steel International