Zinc & Lead Mine Corporate Activities - A Review

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Report summary

Weaker market conditions in 2012 were reflected by a lack of high value transactions. Although a number a transactions took place through the year, the total value of zinc and lead deals in 2012 was just $2.9bn, compared with $17.5bn and $5.8bn in 2011 and 2010 respectively. In 2011, the transactions included the $10bn Glencore IPO, prior to the imminent merger with Xstrata. The completion of Xstrata and Glencore's merger is expected in early May 2013 following the recent approval from the,

Table of contents

  • Executive Summary
  • 2012 deals totalled just $3 billion
  • Focus on early stage projects in 2012
  • Activities focus on junior exploration companies
  • Transactions by country
  • Features of asset purchases in 2012
  • Margin & risk still driving asset value
  • Transaction activities in 2013

Tables and charts

This report includes 9 images and tables including:


  • Zinc and lead mine asset transactions in 2012
  • Zinc and lead mine company transactions in 2012
  • Asset and company zinc and lead mine transactions in Q1 2013


  • Transaction value 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Transaction value by status 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Transaction value by buyer origin (US$M)
  • Transaction value by asset location (US$M)
  • Value of zinc assets by operating status ($ per tonne Zn equivalent in total resource)
  • 2015 Global zinc mine C1 cash cost curve (composite costing)

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