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