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Mining and resources sector outlook

Mining and resources sector outlook

The Australian mining boom has passed and the sector is finding its way forward amid an environment of excess supply, low commodity prices and a nervous traditional lending sector seeking to minimise its exposure to risk.

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As junior and mid-tier mining companies grapple to survive, options include cost cutting, improving operational efficiency and consolidation. With access to funding challenging, the ability to undertake mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is difficult and the nature of these deals is shifting fast.

This article, Mining and resources sector outlook, explores the evolving M&A landscape from a mining sector perspective. It covers:

  • trends in mining and M&A globally and how falling commodity prices have impacted the M&A scene
  • the changing focus of M&A in this turbulent environment and the near 'perfect storm' of financing conditions
  • the role of alternative financiers in this market
  • where the mining sector is heading next.

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