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