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During the first half of 2020, M&A activity in the metals and mining industry declined drastically. The activity recovered during the second half of the year. According to PWC, the metals industry continued to see a recovery during the first half of 2021. Activity exceeded that of the first half in 2020, and matched or exceeded the second half of 2020 in terms of volume and value.

If metal prices remain at a high level during this and next year, it is logical to assume that the total M&A deal value will follow with about a year or so of lag. If this is correct, 2022 could be a record year for M&A activity. Arctic Minerals might potentially make an exit from the Peräpohja joint-venture project in 2023, which should also be a year with a high M&A total value and valuations. The trend of high metals prices should be a tailwind for Arctic Minerals.

Lähde: Finwire News

Arctic Minerals is a Nordic junior exploration company, focusing on exploration for copper, zinc, gold and battery metals in Finland. The company name was earlier Arctic Gold but when the company Norrbotten Exploration was acquired in autumn 2017, the company was renamed Arctic Minerals. The acquisition and the new recruitments gave the group additional competence and strengths and a new focus on exploration in Finland.