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M&A activity to rise in 2019: EY

The global mining and metals sector is expected to see an increase in mergers and acquisitions in 2019, with a rebound in deal appetite after subdued activity in the September quarter due to ongoing geopolitical uncertainty.

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M&A activity in the global mining and metals sector is expected to pick up in 2019

EY global lead partner, mining and metals transaction advisory service Lee Downham said in a note that companies had been treading carefully recently with regards to deal making and capital allocation.

He said trade turbulence had combined with geopolitical instability to push focus onto existing projects and promote reluctance towards higher risk capital investment.

Downham noted deal value in the September quarter rose 25%...