Total metals & mining industry M&A deals worth $4.1bn were announced globally in August 2021, led by Beijing Hualian Hypermarket’s $1.89bn acquisition of Shandong innovation metal technology, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 84.2% over the previous month of $2.22bn and a rise of 16.2% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $3.52bn.

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 $3.83bn. At the country level, the China topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.7bn.

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 Middle East and Africa.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in August 2021 was Canada with 12 deals, followed by the China with 11 and Australia with six.

In 2021, as of August, metals & mining M&A deals worth $19.24bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 7.3% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 90.5% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five metals & mining M&A deals stood at $3.7bn, against the overall value of $4.1bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Beijing Hualian Hypermarket $1.89bn acquisition deal with Shandong innovation metal technology

2) The $1bn acquisition of 39.6% stake in Sino-Platinum Metals by Yunnan Investment Holding Group

3) Shandong Gold Mining (Laizhou) $404.17m acquisition deal with Shandong Dikuang Laijin Holdings

4) The $317.73m acquisition of 45% stake in Laizhou Hongsheng Mining Investment by Shandong Gold Mining (Laizhou)

5) Asante Gold $90m acquisition deal with Mensin Bibiani