Total metals & mining industry deals worth $4.2bn were announced globally for August 2021, with the $1.89bn acquisition of Shandong innovation metal technology being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 71% over the previous month of $2.48bn and a rise of 8.7% when compared with the last 12-month average of $3.9bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 3.33% with 58 deals in August 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 60 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $3.97bn in August 2021.

metals & mining industry deals in August 2021: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 87.2% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $3.7bn, against the overall value of $4.2bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Beijing Hualian Hypermarket $1.89bn acquisition deal with Shandong innovation metal technology

2) The $1bn acquisition of 39.6% stake in Sino-Platinum Metals by Yunnan Investment Holding Group

3) Shandong Gold Mining (Laizhou) $404.17m acquisition deal with Shandong Dikuang Laijin Holdings

4) The $317.73m acquisition of 45% stake in Laizhou Hongsheng Mining Investment by Shandong Gold Mining (Laizhou)

5) Asante Gold $90m acquisition deal with Mensin Bibiani