Total metals & mining industry M&A deals worth $1.8bn were announced globally in August 2022, led by PT Astrindo Nusantara Infrastruktur’s $471m acquisition of PTT Mining, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 54.3% over the previous month of $4bn and a drop of 73.6% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $6.93bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.57bn. At the country level, the Australia topped the list in terms of deal value at $479.06m.

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 August 2022 was Canada with 12 deals, followed by the Australia with six and the US with four.

In 2022, as of August, metals & mining M&A deals worth $37.82bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 83.2% year on year.

metals & mining industry M&A deals in August 2022: Top deals

The top five M&A deals accounted for 83.1% of the overall value during August 2022.

The combined value of the top five metals & mining M&A deals stood at $1.52bn, against the overall value of $1.8bn recorded for the month.

The top five metals & mining industry M&A deals of August 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) PT Astrindo Nusantara Infrastruktur’s $471m acquisition deal with PTT Mining

2) The $420m acquisition of 30% stake in PT. and Golden Energy Mines by PT Radhika Jananta Raya

3) Stanmore Resources’s $380m acquisition deal for 20% stake in BHP Mitsui Coal

4) The $143.04m acquisition of Guocheng Mining by Whales Capital

5) Hastings Technology Metals’s $104.37m acquisition of 22.1% stake in Neo Performance Materials