Total Metals & mining industry deals worth $7.36bn were announced globally for April 2022, with the $6.3bn acquisition of 29.99% stake in Polyus being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 80.4% over the previous month of $4.08bn and a rise of 46.03% when compared with the last 12-month average of $5.04bn.
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 47.27% with 29 deals in April 2022 when compared to the last 12-month average of 55 deals.
In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $6.54bn in April 2022.
Metals & mining industry deals in April 2022: Top deals
The top five deals accounted for 98% of the overall value during April 2022.
The combined value of the top five deals stood at $7.22bn, against the overall value of $7.36bn recorded for the month.
The top five Metals & mining industry deals of April 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) AKROPOL GROUP $6.3bn acquisition deal for 29.99% stake in Polyus
2) The $311.5m acquisition of Sun Metals Holdings by Korea Zinc
3) Norsk Hydro $238.56m acquisition deal with Alumetal
4) The $200m acquisition of 50.1% stake in PT. Sunny Metal Industry by Walsin Lihwa
5) Aeris Resources $167.1m acquisition deal with Round Oak Minerals
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.