Industry Cortex

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Africa a golden opportunity

A spotlight on mining and metals transactions

About this study

The data is primarily sourced from Thomson Financial. This data has been supplemented with IHS Herolds, Capital IQ, Mergermarket and Factiva. Commodity analysis is based on the primary commodity produced. Unless otherwise stated, all values are in US dollars. Some adjustments have been made, as follows, where information was incomplete

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

Only completed deals have been included. Deals identified as incomplete, pending, partly incomplete, unconditional or intended as at 31 December 2010 were excluded. The acquirer country is based on the ultimate owner's geographic headquarters. The target country is determined by where the targeted asset or company is located. The data does not capture the value of transactions where this information is not publicly available.

Equity capital Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), secondary equity and convertible bonds

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