Total metals & mining industry deals worth $2.3bn were announced globally for February 2022, with the $525.78m acquisition of Anhui Dahua Oriental Mining and Anhui Sanli MiningLimited being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 47.4% over the previous month of $1.54bn and a drop of 54.05% when compared with the last 12-month average of $4.94bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 43.86% with 32 deals in February 2022 when compared to the last 12-month average of 57 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $1.15bn in February 2022.

metals & mining industry deals in February 2022: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 66.4% of the overall value during February 2022.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $1.51bn, against the overall value of $2.3bn recorded for the month.

The top five metals & mining industry deals of February 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Zhejiang Flat mirror Glass $525.78m acquisition deal with Anhui Dahua Oriental Mining and Anhui Sanli MiningLimited

2) The $400m acquisition of 43.7% stake in Minera Yanacocha by Newmont

3) Centerra (U.S.) $206.5m acquisition deal with Gemfield Resources

4) The $194.67m acquisition of Al Anmaa by Alghad Almutkamel for General Trading and Iron and Steel Metallic Industries

5) China Mining Resources Group $180m acquisition deal with Bikita Minerals