KPS Capital Partners’ $1.66bn acquisition deal with Norsk Hydro was the metals & mining industry’s biggest deal of Q1 2021 as deals worth $10.76bn were announced globally in the quarter, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 54.3% over the previous quarter and a drop of 27.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $14.93bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 13.90% with 384 deals in Q1 2021 against the average of 446 deals in the last four-quarters.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $2.69bn.

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By GlobalData

metals & mining industry deals in Q1 2021: Top deals

The top five metals & mining industry deals accounted for 45.4% of the overall value during Q1 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $4.88bn, against the overall value of $10.76bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five metals & mining industry deals of Q1 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) KPS Capital Partners’ $1.66bn acquisition deals with Norsk Hydro

2) The $1.5bn private equity with Mopani Copper Mines by ZCCM Investment

3) Twin Star Holdings, Vedanta Holdings Mauritius, Vedanta Holdings Mauritius II and Vedanta Resources‘ $808.93m acquisition of Vedanta

4) The $570m acquisition of Jerritt Canyon Gold by First Majestic Silver

5) Eregli Demir ve Celik Fabrikalari TAS’s acquisition of Kumas Manyezit Sanayi for $340m.