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M&A activity in the mining industry has been muted so far this year, especially in North America. But with valuations so low and good projects to be acquired, does anyone have the guts to buy them?

According to a new report by international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, African inward investment has tripled in the last 10 years, reaching more than $182 billion. Deal volume has also doubled, now standing at 2,417. Britain leads the way as top investor in Africa, with 437 deals worth $30.5 billion since 2003. Other prominent investors include France (141 deals worth $30.47 billion) and China (49 deals worth $20.8 billion). Investors have become increasingly attracted to Africa as it has begun to demonstrate strong economic growth, a fast-growing middle class, greater political stability and improved government balance sheets.

The reputation of the private equity industry is one that has undergone significant transformation in its relatively short history. Corporate raiders, vultures and job killers are all terms to have haunted the industry, but was this ever a fair or accurate depiction?...

We often highlight articles that would be interesting and relevant to the Firmex community. We hope you enjoy this in-depth report by Ernst & Young on global M&A activity in Q4, 2012. Global deal volume and value of announced M&A rose by...

New research findings reveal that M&A deal activity in North America is on the rise. After somewhat disappointing figures in April, the value of deals targeting North American companies rose in May by a sharp 45%, from a rather lackluster US$57,365...

Cash-funded merger and acquisition deals are on the rise as global corporations look to distribute some of the excess cash on their balance sheets. According to new M&A research, cash transactions make up 68% of all current deal volume -...

The first quarter of 2011 started off as well as most could have expected after the surge in M&A activity to close out 2010. The Q4 momentum has carried over into the first part of the year as the economy continues...

After a challenging 2009, M&A transaction activity saw significant improvement in 2010. This increase is due to a number of factors, including a recovery in business valuations leading to more motivated sellers, an easing in the financial and credit markets, and...

After the 2009 recession, expectations were high for renewed M&A activity coming into 2010. As Michael Rosendahl of PCE Investment Bankers, reports, Q1 2010 numbers were somewhat of a disappointment.  Deal volume was highest for distressed companies and companies performing strongly....