In the global mining industry, there were 299 M&A deals announced in Q1 2024, worth a total value of $12.4bn, according to GlobalData’s Deals Database. The $3.7bn acquisition of Polimetall by JSC Mangazeya Plus was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. GlobalData’s Mining Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals report for Q1 2024 helps discover the latest insights on Mining Industry M&A transactions. The report uncovers the analyzes the disruptive themes behind the most notable deals, and helps anticipate shifts in the industry landscape. Buy the report here.

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In value terms, M&A activity decreased by 62% in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $32.8bn and fell by 55% as compared to Q1 2023. Related deal volume decreased by 5% in Q1 2024 versus the previous quarter and was 27% lower than in Q1 2023.

Notably, foreign direct investments (fdi)-related deals accounted for a 38% share of the global mining industry’s M&A activity in Q1 2024, up 2% over the previous quarter.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q1 2024 were Eight Capital; Royal Bank of Canada; Bank of America with 2, 2, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q1 2024 were Cassels Brock & Blackwell; McCarthy Tetrault; Bennett Jones with 4, 3, 2 deals respectively.

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This content was updated on 23 April 2024

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GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Acquisition, Asset transactions and Mergers.