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Increased M&A in the zinc mine industry - sign of renewed investor interest?

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18 July 2014

Increased M&A in the zinc mine industry - sign of renewed investor interest?

Report summary

Corporate activity regarding zinc mining was subdued in 2012 and 2013, but the first half of 2014 has seen an up-tick in the acquisition of zinc mine assets. With zinc and lead prices forecast to rise significantly over the next 3 to 5 years, the growing trend in mine asset deals seen in the first half of 2014 is likely to continue and gain momentum.

Table of contents

  • Executive Summary
    • In 2013, the value of asset deals halved
      • Zinc and lead mine asset transaction in 2013
    • Company transactions down by a third across the sector in 2013
    • 2014 asset sales off to a strong start
      • Asset transactions in H1 2014 of greater value than in 2013
      • Cost position of assets sold on the 2020 zinc mine composite cost curve (advanced projects and operating mines)
    • Conclusion

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This report includes 6 images and tables including:

  • Transaction value, 2010 to mid-2014
  • Asset transaction value by status, 2010 to mid-2014
  • Zinc and lead mine company transactions in 2013
  • Increased M&A in the zinc mine industry - sign of renewed investor interest?: Table 1
  • Increased M&A in the zinc mine industry - sign of renewed investor interest?: Table 3
  • Increased M&A in the zinc mine industry - sign of renewed investor interest?: Image 3

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