2013 was one of the worst years for mining industry mergers and acquisitions in the last decade, but PricewaterhouseCoopers thinks 2014 will be better.
Articles Tagged "M&A activity"
INN Senior Editor Andrew Topf spoke with Patricia Mohr, commodities analyst at Scotiabank, about the outlook for a selection of mined commodities.
Uranium – Lackluster uranium spot market activity over the past few months is leading impatient investors to wonder if 2013 will truly be uranium's comeback year.
John Nyholt, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, discussed mining merger and acquisition activity with Andrew Topf, INN senior editor, at PDAC 2013.
Fewer deals were closed last year, but the rise of non-traditional players, particularly state-backed firms, continued unabated.
Two high-profile groups believe the major challenges that miners will face in the coming year come down to one word: costs.
Uranium – The increasing likelihood of a future nuclear fuel shortage presents an upside for uranium exploration and development companies with quality projects in prime locations.
Junior miners are undeniably facing funding challenges. The question is whether or not they can survive.
Today’s tough resource markets are weighing on deal making, but cash-rich miners are still spotting attractive opportunities. And gold companies could be especially ripe for takeovers.
Zinc – Zinc miners preparing for an upcoming supply shortage are beginning to voice their intentions to build up capacity through takeovers and expansion.