Chinese mining M&A revival

China's oil and gas giants are focused on integration after acquisition sprees, while mining companies drive acquisition volumes.

Chinese mining M&A revival

From China Minmetals to Baosteel, Chinese miners have been bulking up on offshore acquisitions this year, chalking up the highest year-to-date volumes in five years.

According to Dealogic data, Chinese miners have announced $8.7 billion worth of acquisitions so far this year, exceeding the $2.8 billion-worth of business conducted by oil and gas companies. This is a reversal of past trends, when much of the activity was focused on China's oil and gas sector, with...

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