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September 29, 2021

Metals & Mining industry M&A deals total $4.1bn globally in August 2021

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

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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.

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