Total metals & mining industry M&A deals worth $972.4m were announced in Canada in April 2021, with Fortuna Silver Mines‘ $881.5m acquisition of Roxgold being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 39.2% over the previous month of $1.6bn and a rise of 12% when compared with the last 12-month average of $868.25m.

Canada held a 30.01% share of the global metals & mining industry M&A deal value that totalled $3.24bn in April 2021.

In terms of M&A deal activity, the Canada recorded 42 deals during April 2021, marking a decrease of 32.26% over the previous month and a drop of 30.00% over the 12-month average.

Canada metals & mining industry M&A deals in April 2021: Top deals

The top five metals & mining industry M&A deals accounted for 99% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five metals & mining M&A deals stood at $962.62m, against the overall value of $972.4m recorded for the month.

The top five metals & mining industry M&A deals of April 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Fortuna Silver Mines’ $881.5m acquisition of Roxgold

2) The $50m asset transaction for Getchell Project by i-80 Gold

3) Stratabound Minerals’ $14.67m acquisition of California Gold Mining.

4) The $9.95m acquisition of JCU (Canada) ExplorationLtd. by UEX

5) Scottie Resources’ acquisition of AUX Resources for $6.5m.