13.05.2013 - Mining M&A appetite restrained in favor of smaller, lower-risk deals—E&Y
Despite their more optimistic view of the global economy, an Ernst & Young survey of 193 mining and metals sector executives finds only 24% are focused on mergers and acquisitions. Those surveyed anticipate 91% of mining and metals M&A deals will be below US$500 million in value. “Instead, companies are opting for lower risk organic growth, optimizing capital structure and strategic divestments,” said E&Y in its latest Global Capital Confidence Barometer. “For those among which M&A is still a priority, smaller bolt-on acquisitions are preferred.”........................................Full Article: Source
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