Total metals & mining industry M&A deals worth $3.2bn were announced globally in April 2021, led by Fortuna Silver Mines’ $881.5m acquisition of Roxgold, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 61.2% over the previous month of $2.01bn and a drop of 22.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $4.17bn.
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 $2.18bn. At the country level, the Canada topped the list in terms of deal value at $972.36m.
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.
The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in April 2021 was Canada with 42 deals, followed by the Australia with 17 and China with five.
In 2021, as of April, metals & mining M&A deals worth $12.22bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 12.3% year on year.
metals & mining industry M&A deals in April 2021: Top deals
The top five M&A deals accounted for 89.04% of the overall value during April 2021.
The combined value of the top five metals & mining M&A deals stood at $2.88bn, against the overall value of $3.2bn recorded for the month.
The top five metals & mining industry M&A deals of April 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Fortuna Silver Mines $881.5m acquisition deal with Roxgold
2) The $742.46m acquisition of Tengri Coal and Energy by BlackGold Natural Resources
3) Regis Resources $688.18m asset transaction deal with IGO
4) The $435m acquisition of Ortalyk by China General Nuclear Power
5) Contemporary Amperex Technology $137.5m asset transaction deal with China Molybdenum
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.