MINING INDABA 2018: Private equity interest in mining continues after 31% increase in 2017 deal value - BLP

Private equity investment in mining is expected to remain strong after deal value rose 31% year on year to $2.3 billion in 2017, with the greatest interest seen in copper and in Africa, according to research from law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP).

Copper overtook gold as the most popular commodity among private equity firms and African deals made up $1 billion of the total value, the research shows.

There were 20 copper deals in 2017, compared with just five the previous year, and deal value was $1.6 billion - 70% of total private...

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Janie Davies

February 07, 2018

11:25 GMT

Cape Town