Rio Tinto plc

2 Eastbourne Terrace,
London, W2 6LG
United Kingdom,
44 20 7781 2000

Rio Tinto is a mining and metals company. Company engages in finding, mining and processing the Earth's mineral resources. Company take a long-term, disciplined approach, developing and running long-life, low-cost, expandable operations that are capable of delivering value throughout the cycle.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $40.4B $40.4B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 9 2 - 1 1 - 13
vol $4.1B $1.1B $2.5B $7.6B

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Largest Alcan, Inc.
$38.1B (2007-07-12)
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Largest Coal & Allied Industries Ltd.
$2.5B (2017-01-24)

According to our data here at Mergr, Rio Tinto has acquired 6 companies. It has also divested 13 assets.

Rio Tinto’s largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired Alcan for $38.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold Coal & Allied Industries to Yancoal Australia for $2.5B. Rio Tinto has acquired in 1 US state, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include metals/mining (84%) and oil/gas exploration (17%).

When analyzing the metals/mining sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 138 metals/mining companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 4 have acquired at least 5 companies. The most prolific strategic metals/mining acquirer over the past 3 years is Nucor, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the metals/mining sector over the past 3 years is Speyside Equity LLC with 3 platform acquisitions.

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