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