In the fourth quarter of 2015, global M&A activity slowed to its lowest levels recorded since 2012. The new lows touched both deal value and deal volume.
Eleven major deals were announced worldwide, eight of which exceeded $100 million. Total global deal value amounted to $3.2 billion, 70.5 percent below the previous quarter. Canadian activity mirrored the global deceleration. China’s economic uncertainty and the worldwide commodities rout are weighing heavily on the mining industry.
This report will deliberate on the global M&A activity in mining industry, including gold, copper, iron, coal, uranium and others. It will also focus on M&A activity in Canada’s mining industry.
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