Total Metals & mining industry M&A deals worth $7.4bn were announced globally in April 2022, led by AKROPOL GROUP’s $6.3bn acquisition of 29.99% stake in Polyus, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 81.5% over the previous month of $4.05bn and a rise of 49.4% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $4.92bn.
Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $6.54bn. At the country level, the Russia topped the list in terms of deal value at $6.3bn.
In terms of volumes, Asia-Pacific emerged as the top region for Metals & mining industry M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then North America.
The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in April 2022 was Australia with six deals, followed by the Canada with three and China with three.
In 2022, as of April, Metals & mining M&A deals worth $15.26bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 52.04% year on year.
Metals & mining industry M&A deals in April 2022: Top deals
The top five M&A deals accounted for 98.2% of the overall value during April 2022.
The combined value of the top five Metals & mining M&A deals stood at $7.22bn, against the overall value of $7.4bn recorded for the month.
The top five Metals & mining industry M&A deals of April 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) AKROPOL GROUP $6.3bn acquisition deal for 29.99% stake in Polyus
2) The $311.5m acquisition of Sun Metals Holdings by Korea Zinc
3) Norsk Hydro $238.56m acquisition deal with Alumetal
4) The $200m acquisition of 50.1% stake in PT. Sunny Metal Industry by Walsin Lihwa
5) Aeris Resources $167.1m acquisition deal with Round Oak Minerals
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.