Total Metals & mining industry M&A deals worth $20.7bn were announced globally in Q2 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 156.01% over the previous quarter of $8.07bn and a rise of 35.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $15.2bn.
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 $7.86bn. At the country level, the Canada topped the list in terms of deal value at $7.78bn.
In terms of volumes, Asia-Pacific emerged as the top region for Metals & mining industry M&A deals globally, followed by North America and then Europe.
The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in Q2 2022 was the Canada with 30 deals, followed by Australia with 26 and China with 15.
In 2022, at the end of , M&A deals worth $28.73bn were announced globally in Metals & mining industry, marking an increase of 104.6% year on year.
M&A deals in Metals & mining industry in Q2 2022: Top deals
The top five M&A deals in Metals & mining industry accounted for 104.6% of the overall value during Q2 2022.
The combined value of the top deals stood at $17.21bn, against the overall value of $20.7bn recorded for the quarter.
The top five Metals & mining industry Metals & mining deals of Q2 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Gold Fields $6.7bn acquisition deal with Yamana Gold
2) The $6.3bn acquisition of 30% stake in Polyus by AKROPOL GROUP
3) Seroja Investment $2bn acquisition deal with Denway Development
4) The $1.57bn acquisition of China Aluminum Zhongzhou Aluminum and Chinalco Shandong by China Aluminum New Materials
5) Sandstorm Gold $646.37m acquisition deal with Nomad RoyaltyLtd
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.