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Mining M&A - First half of 2018

Mining M&A - First half of 2018

The first half of 2018 witnessed the mining industry enter a period of sustained market stability.

Jamie Samograd

Partner, Transaction Services

KPMG in Canada


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The first half (H1) of 2018 witnessed the first period of relative stabilization in price volatility since the commodity market fell approximately 35% between June 2014 and February 2015.

Market trends - H1 2018 highlights:

  • Global deal volume (for transactions over $50 million) has been trending upward over the past two years, with Australia, North America and South America seeing their highest deal volume since 2014.
  • M&A activity continues to be skewed towards exploration and development (E&D) stage assets.
  • Total transaction value reached its highest level since 2014, with four transactions over $1 billion, including a major $4.1 billion lithium transaction.
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Read the full report for the list of the top financing transactions and deals this half, and overview of market trends.

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