Total metals & mining industry deals for July 2020 worth $2.13bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 37.4% over the previous month and a drop of 48.4% when compared with the last 12-month average of $4.12bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 69.3% over the last 12-month average with 193 deals against the average of 114 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $927.96m.

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By GlobalData

Metals & mining industry deals in July 2020: Top deals

The top five metals & mining deals accounted for 58.3% of the overall value during July 2020.

The combined value of the top five metals & mining deals stood at $1.24bn, against the overall value of $2.13bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Fortiana’s $569.56m acquisition of Highland Gold Mining

2) The $253.08m acquisition of Cardinal Resources by Nord Gold

3) Grupo Industrial CL’s $163.83m acquisition of Grupo Gallardo Balboa S.L

4) The $139.62m acquisition of Chifeng Yubang Mining by Zarva Technology (Group)(Inactive)

5) Auryn Resources’ acquisition of Eastmain Resources for $112.92m.

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.