A total of 458 M&A deals (pending and completed) were announced in the Global Mining sector, in the last twelve months resulting in a total deal value of over $106,496.8 million. In the LTM period, November 2021 turned out to be the most prolific in terms of deal size, with a total deal value of $29,296.4 million, resulting in an average deal value of $563.4 million during that month. On the other hand, the month of December 2021 was the most prolific in terms of deal volume, recording a total of 53 deals, resulting in an average deal value of $148.8 million during that month.
Of the 458 deals, the deal secured between Gold Fields Ltd and Yamana Gold Inc, was the largest M&A deal in the Global Mining sector, which was valued at $6,700.0 million and was completed on May 31, 2022. The second-largest deal was between AKROPOL GROUP LTD and Polyus, while the third-largest deal was between Nucor Corp and C.H.I. Overhead Doors Inc. The AKROPOL GROUP LTD-Polyus deal and the Nucor Corp-C.H.I. Overhead Doors Inc deal were valued at $6,300.0 million and $3,000.0 million, respectively. The fourth-largest deal was between Newcrest Mining Ltd-Pretium Resources Inc valued at $2,857.4 million, whereas the deal between Seroja Investment Limited-Denway Development Ltd valued at $2,000.0 million was the fifth-largest deal.
Cumulatively, the top five deals amounted to $20,857.4 million and accounted for nearly 19.59% of the total deals (by value) announced during the last twelve months. By region, Asia-Pacific accounted for 39.77% of the total M&A deals done globally, and recorded a total deal value of $41,504.3 million, which accounted for 44.37% of the total deal size on a global scale.
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