Total metals & mining industry M&A deals worth $1.3bn were announced globally in June 2021, led by Locrian Holdings’ $624.14m acquisition of Chackmore Unit Trust, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 1.5% over the previous month of $1.35bn and a drop of 62.5% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $3.55bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $796.62m. At the country level, the Canada topped the list in terms of deal value at $786.62m.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for metals & mining industry M&A deals globally, followed by Asia-Pacific and then Europe.

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in June 2021 was Canada with 13 deals, followed by the US with five and Australia with three.

In 2021, as of June, metals & mining M&A deals worth $12.91bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 20.2% year on year.

metals & mining industry M&A deals in June 2021: Top deals

The top five M&A deals accounted for 89.7% of the overall value during June 2021.

The combined value of the top five metals & mining M&A deals stood at $1.19bn, against the overall value of $1.3bn recorded for the month.

The top five metals & mining industry M&A deals of June 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Locrian Holdings’ $624.14m acquisition of Chackmore Unit Trust

2) The $294m acquisition of 33.3% stake in Cerrejon Coal by Glencore

3) Ganfeng International’s $130m acquisition of 50% stake in Lithium du Mali

4) The $75.98m acquisition of North American Lithium by Sayona Mining and Sayona Quebec

5) Gold Royalty’s acquisition of Ely Gold Royalties for $67.37m.