Total metals & mining industry M&A deals worth $2.2bn were announced globally in February 2022, led by Zhejiang Flat mirror Glass’ $525.78m acquisition of Anhui Dahua Oriental Mining and Anhui Sanli MiningLimited, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 47.3% over the previous month of $1.5bn and a drop of 52.7% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $4.67bn.

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 $1.15bn. At the country level, the China topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.06bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in February 2022 was Australia with seven deals, followed by the Canada with six and China with four.

In 2022, as of February, metals & mining M&A deals worth $3.71bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 41.01% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 68.3% of the overall value during February 2022.

The combined value of the top five metals & mining M&A deals stood at $1.51bn, against the overall value of $2.2bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Zhejiang Flat mirror Glass $525.78m acquisition deal with Anhui Dahua Oriental Mining and Anhui Sanli MiningLimited

2) The $400m acquisition of 43.7% stake in Minera Yanacocha by Newmont

3) Centerra (U.S.) $206.5m acquisition deal with Gemfield Resources

4) The $194.67m acquisition of Al Anmaa by Alghad Almutkamel for General Trading and Iron and Steel Metallic Industries

5) China Mining Resources Group $180m acquisition deal with Bikita Minerals