Total Metals & mining industry M&A deals worth $9.8bn were announced globally in May 2022, led by Gold Fields’ $6.7bn acquisition of Yamana Gold, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 24.9% over the previous month of $7.84bn and a rise of 77.03% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $5.53bn.
Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $7.41bn. At the country level, the Canada topped the list in terms of deal value at $7.4bn.
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 Middle East and Africa.
The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in May 2022 was Canada with ten deals, followed by the US with eight and China with five.
In 2022, as of May, Metals & mining M&A deals worth $25.67bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 103.04% year on year.
Metals & mining industry M&A deals in May 2022: Top deals
The top five M&A deals accounted for 97.8% of the overall value during May 2022.
The combined value of the top five Metals & mining M&A deals stood at $9.57bn, against the overall value of $9.8bn recorded for the month.
The top five Metals & mining industry M&A deals of May 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Gold Fields $6.7bn acquisition deal with Yamana Gold
2) The $2bn acquisition of Denway Development by Seroja Investment
3) Sandstorm Gold $646.37m acquisition deal with Nomad RoyaltyLtd
4) The $120m acquisition of OM Materials (Samalaju) Sdn and OM Materials (Sarawak) Sdn by OM Materials (S)
5) Stanmix Holding $105m acquisition deal with AO Kun-Manie
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.