Private buyers to lead Aussie mining deal wave

With an eye on reducing the number of failed resources deals, Asian buyers are likely to focus on smaller targets which have a greater need for capital.

Private buyers to lead Aussie mining deal wave

The next wave of investment in Australia’s mining sector will be larger and driven by more nimble investors including private equity, according to Adam Goern, director of advisory firm TPA Co in Hong Kong.

The coming wave is also expected to bring a higher rate of success as buyers apply lessons learned from the past including that they must abide by Australia’s tough industrial relations and environmental rules, and that it can be expensive to...

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