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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...

The primary source for this data is Thomson Financial, supplemented by information from stock exchange websites. Only original IPOs the first time a company issues equity to the public are included. Only the major mining and metals capital markets have been covered in any depth....

Ernst & Young contacts...

Adrian Macartney...

Director and Sector Leader Mining & Metals, Africa T +27 11 772 3052 C +27 83 230 4471 E adrian.macartney@za.ey.com...

Hendrik Venter...

Director Namibia T +264 61 289 1112 E hendrik.venter@za.ey.com...

Michael Kimoni...

Partner Tanzania T +255 222 66 7227 E michael.kimoni@tz.ey.com...

Nqaba Mkwananzi...

Partner Zimbabwe T +263 4 750905/14 E nqaba.mkwananzi@zw.ey.com...

Victor Gborglah...

Partner Ghana T +233 21 767 831 E victor.gborglah@gh.ey.com...

Victor Kgomoeswana...

Associate Director, Africa Business CenterTM T +27 11 772 5249 C +27 83 603 4731 E victor.kgomoeswana@za.ey.com or africabusiness@za.ey.com...

Africa's economic recovery is on track, and the continent is "open for business." The International Monetary Fund (IMF) supports this view and states that the continent's GPD is expected to grow by 4.7%, above the global average of 4.2%. Africa's mining and metals economies are in the spotlight again along with the global economy, in both developing and developed countries, having emerged from the recession. The return to profitability of global industries, such as automotive, technology and telecommunications, bodes well for the continent, with an i...

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