It’s likely that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had other things on their minds while crafting “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, the Rolling Stones’ 1969 classic, but we can’t think of a more fitting theme for mining M&A in 2010 and, more importantly, for the decades ahead. The bottom line is that, with the world’s population estimated to reach 8.3 billion by 2030 amid fears of a fleeting supply of resources, there may not be enough to go around. Someone, somewhere, may be disappointed.
With this in mind, Mining Deals 2010 revisits Mining M&A in 2010 and looks at anticipated trends for M&A in 2011. Our report sets out the winners, losers and those waiting in the wings.