Mining M&A activity continues three-year trend of relatively low deal volume and value, until mammoth, all-Canadian potash deal changed that course.
The second half of 2016 was mired in socio-economic uncertainty, to which the commodity market was not immune, as the global turmoil seen in the first half of 2016 did not abate as the year progressed.
Global M&A activity in the second half of 2016 had been following the three-year trend of maintaining relatively low deal volume and value, until one mammoth, all-Canadian potash deal changed that course.
However, normalizing M&A activity for the above noted potash transaction; deal volume did still increase primarily for producing assets in North America and Asia, although deal value for those same transactions actually decreased from the prior half year.
Read the full report for a look at the top 10 transactions this half, an overview of the transactions by region and commodity, as well as a fireside chat with Shaun Usmar, Chief Executive Officer, Triple Flag Mining Finance Ltd.