Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have slowed down in Australia’s first quarter due to a number of market uncertainties according to data acquired by Pitcher Partners and Mergermarket.
Logistics specialist Qube Holdings is expanding its reach into mining and oil and gas with the purchase of services provider LCR Group.
Coal companies are expected to turn away from mergers and acquisitions (M&A) this year to maximise the value of their existing assets on the back of high prices and a weaker Australian dollar.
Doray Minerals’ largest shareholder has voiced its approval of the proposed merger between Doray and Silver Lake Resources announced last November.
Gindalbie Metals will demerge its subsidiary Coda Minerals to shareholders before being purchased by Chinese producer Ansteel in a deal worth around $25 million.
The global value of financial deals in the mining industry fell by just under 15 per cent in 2018 despite an overall increase in mergers and acquisitions, according to research from GlobalData.
Australia hit a new record in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) not seen since 2015 last year, totalling $164.1 billion in deals, with energy mining and utilities topping the target sectors.
Weir has entered into an agreement to purchase US ground engaging tools (GET) specialist ESCO for $US1.28 billion ($1.67 billion). The transaction has been approved by Weir’s board of directors and is not subject to shareholder approval.
South African engineering company DRA has announced it will acquire Australian explorer Minnovo Global for an undisclosed sum.
The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Australia during the first three quarters of 2017 is already close to doubling what was recorded throughout last year.
Global power and automation technology company ABB will strengthen its position in the electrification sector through the acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions for US$2.6 billion ($3.3 billion).
The Queensland department of natural resources and mines (DNRM) has granted the final heritage approval for Carbine Resources’ Mount Morgan gold copper project, southwest of Rockhampton.
Australia’s mining industry can expect an increase in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) this year, especially in the coal and gold sectors, according to Herbert Smith Freehills.
Ernst & Young (EY) expects an upward trend in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and capital raising activity to continue in 2017, the company outlined in its latest mining and metals report.
The number of mining deals in Australia is rising, according to Ernst & Young’s (EY) third quarter global mining and metals M&A activity report.
Bradken’s board has supported a takeover bid worth $689 million from Japan’s Hitachi Construction Machinery.
Rio Tinto has sold its stake in the Zululand anthracite colliery to Menar Holding.
Anglo American has sold the Foxleigh coal mine to a joint venture of Middlemount South. POSCO, and Nippon Steel.
Caterpillar Underground Machinery has acquired the IP for Ground Force Worldwide’s underground articulated truck designs.
Evolution has acquired a major stake in Glencore’s Ernest Henry copper gold mine.