Global Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Deals in 2021 - Top Themes in the Mining Sector - Thematic Research

Global Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Deals in 2021 - Top Themes in the Mining Sector - Thematic Research


This report analyzes the disruptive themes that have driven M&A activity in 2021 in the Mining Sector

M&A deal value in the mining sector grew by 81% from $61 billion in 2020 to $111 billion in 2021. In terms of deal volume, 2021 recorded 1,502 deals compared to 1,744 in the previous year, recording a drop of 14%. There were 21 billion-dollar-plus M&A deals in the mining sector in 2021, compared to 15 in 2020.


  • This report provides an overview of merger and acquisition activity globally in 2021 in Mining Sector
  • It identifies the themes driving most notable to deals announced in 2021 in the Mining Sector
Reasons to Buy
  • Companies who invest in the right themes become success stories; those who miss the big themes end up as failures. If you want to understand the themes that drive an industry, simply look at the list of recent mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
  • In this report we have listed down the most notable deals in Mining sector to make it easy for our clients to get a view of themes disrupting the sector and prepare for the future.

Companies Mentioned

Rio Tinto
Kinross Gold
Evolution Mining
Newcrest Mining
Northam Platinum
Sibanye Stillwater
Zijin Mining Group
Agnico-Eagle Mines
Sandfire Resources
Yunnan Investment
Fortuna Silver Mines
Regis Resources
BlackGold Natural Resources
Bentley Systems
Hyundai Heavy Industries
ZCCM Investment
Vedanta Resources
Twin Star
Vedanta Mauritius
Vedanta Mauritius II
Rincon Mining
Great Bear Resources
Ernest Henry Mining
Pretium Resources
Royal Bafokeng Platinum
Mineracao Vale Verde
Atlantic Nickel Mining
Sumitomo Metal Mining
Neo Lithium
Kirkland Lake Gold
Minas de Aguas Tenidas
Sino-Platinum Metals
RoxgoldGalaxy Resources
Independence Group
Tengri Coal and Energy
Doosan Infracore
Mopani Copper Mines
Huayou International Mining
Wheaton Precious Metals
OOO Russkaya Energiya
Lithium Americas
China Coal Pingshuo Group Company
Contemporary Amperex Technology
Sustainable Available Innovative (Saitech)
Suzhou CATH Energy Technologies
Jinyuan EP
BHP Western Mining Resources International
Ningbo Zhongman Technology Management
Ganfeng Lithium International
GCM Mining
Anglo Pacific Group
Prospect Lithium Zimbabwe
Generation Mining
Millennial Lithium
Pingshuo Industrial Group
Guangxi Tianyuan New Energy Materials
TradeUP Global
AVZ International
Chenyu Mining
Noront Resources
JiaoZuo WanFang Aluminum Manufacturing
First Quantum Minerals
Bacanora Lithium
Gold X Mining
Voisey's Bay
Alpine 4 Holdings
Huizhou Yiwei Lithium Energy
Bridgestone Americas
Kostecki Brokerage
Aldoro Resources
Global Lithium Resources
LG Chem
Lithium Royalty
American Lithium
Walcott Resources
79 Resources
Jingmen Gem
Acme Cryogenics
Deswik Mining Consultants
Qinghai Qaidam Xinghua Lithium Salt
Alloy Steel International
Meridian 120 Mining
Mining Tag
JCAC Technologies
Nickel and Cobalt Smelter
Sensemetrics Inc
Guangdong Brunp Recycling Technology
QMB New Energy Materials

  • Global M&A deals in 2021 - Key Takeaways
    • M&A activity in global mining sector in 2021 grew 81% to reach $111 billion
    • Global M&A deals in mining sector - Key takeaways
  • Review of global M&A deals in 2021
    • Most M&A deals in 2021 involved private companies as target
    • Domestic deals contributed $38 billion worth deals in 2021
    • Global M&A activity in mining sector by deal size
    • M&A deal activity in mining by region
    • Mining sub-sector M&A review in 2021
    • Mining M&A review by top 10 Countries
    • Inbound and outbound deals in mining in Q4 2021
      • Table Inbound and outbound deals in mining in Q4 2021
    • Our 2021 theme map helps predict tomorrow's M&A targets
    • Top M&A deals in mining
    • Key themes driving global M&A deals in mining sector in 2021
    • Key deals driven by batteries in mining in 2021
    • Key deals driven by digitalization in mining in 2021
    • Mining M&A further reading
  • Appendix 1:
    • Deal Selection Criteria
  • Appendix 2:
    • Our Thematic Research Methodology
  • Appendix 3:
    • About GlobalData
    • Trusted Intelligence in Uncertain Times

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