Total metals & mining industry M&A deals worth $2.01bn were announced globally in March 2021, led by First Majestic Silver’s $570m acquisition of Jerritt Canyon Gold, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

  • Embed this chart

    Embed this chart into your website

    Copy and paste the image source into your website to display the chart.

The value marked a decrease of 32.6% over the previous month of $2.98bn and a drop of 56.5% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $4.62bn.

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 $1.61bn. At the country level, the Canada topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.6bn.

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.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in March 2021 was Canada with 62 deals, followed by the Australia with 21 and the UK with five.

In 2021, as of March, metals & mining M&A deals worth $8.94bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 29.2% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 77.9% of the overall value during March 2021.

The combined value of the top five metals & mining M&A deals stood at $1.56bn, against the overall value of $2.01bn recorded for the month.

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

1) First Majestic Silver’s $570m acquisition of Jerritt Canyon Gold

2) The $311m acquisition of GT Gold by Newmont

3) Wheaton Precious Metals International’s $290m asset transaction with Capstone Mining

4) The $274.4m acquisition of Battle North Gold by Evolution Mining

5) JSW Steel’s asset transaction with Welspun for $115.65m.