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BHP eyes Friedland's metals empire

Trying to guess M&A targets that BHP is putting a rule over is a bit of a game in London, but the name that keeps coming up isn’t Glencore or Freeport McMoran, it’s Robert Friedland, and his suite of high-grade assets in Africa, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Guinea.

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The Australian company's interest in Friedland's DRC business predates the disclosure a couple of weeks back that BHP is on the hunt for some big M&A.