Mining M&A Quarterly Newsletter - Q4 2015 | KPMG | CA

Mining M&A Newsletter - Q4 2015

Mining M&A Newsletter - Q4 2015

In the fourth quarter of 2015, global M&A activity slowed to its lowest levels recorded since KPMG began publishing this newsletter in 2012.

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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. Copper, gold and the S&P/TSX Global Mining Index ended the quarter in negative territory while the S&P/TSX Global Gold index bucked the trend, ticking up 7.9 percent.

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