Mining-MA-H1-2017 | KPMG | CA

Mining M&A – First half of 2017

Mining M&A – First half of 2017

Global economic uncertainty and price volatility perpetuates tepid growth trend in the mining sector for the first half of 2017.

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The first half of 2017 saw mining M&A activity continue its tepid half-over-half growth trend, as metal prices increased, while mining stocks continued to fall, and questions remained surrounding the economic health of China and monetary tightening in the U.S.

Although growth this half has continued on a modest upward trend, several patterns are developing within the market that seem to resemble the pre-2014 environment, including increasing deal volume, decreasing average deal value and a return to transactions including assets in the development stages.

Read the full report for a look at the top 10 transactions and financing deals this half as well as an overview of the transactions by region, commodity and asset stage.

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