Total metals & mining industry deals for Q4 2020 worth $20.56bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 82% over the previous quarter and a rise of 44.7% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $14.2bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 4.7% over the last four-quarter average with 428 deals against the average of 409 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $8.48bn.

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By GlobalData

Metals & mining industry deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five metals & mining deals accounted for 53.6% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five metals & mining deals stood at $11.03bn, against the overall value of $20.56bn recorded for the month.

The top five metals & mining industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Northern Star Resources‘ $4.11bn acquisition of Saracen Mineral Holdings

2) The $2.39bn acquisition of KAZ Minerals by Nova Resources

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

4) The $1.52bn private equity deal with Thiess by Elliott Advisors (UK)

5) Sandvik‘s acquisition of DSI Underground for $1.15bn.

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.