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.
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: