Rio Tinto Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Metals/mining Company

Rio Tinto has acquired 6 companies. It has also divested 14 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%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22

Rio Tinto plc

6 St James's Square,
London, SW1Y 4AD
United Kingdom,
44 20 7781 2000
www.riotinto.com

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. Rio Tinto was founded in 1873 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $40.4B $40.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 13 1 - - - - 14
vol $5.2B $2.5B $7.6B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Coal & Allied Industries Ltd. 2017-01-24 2.5B USD Divestiture
Brisbane, Australia
Rio Tinto plc - Mount Pleasant 2016-08-05 - Divestiture
, United Kingdom
Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique 2014-10-08 50M USD Divestiture
Sydney,, Australia
Clermont Mine 2014-06-02 1.0B USD Stake Purchase
, Australia
Northparkes Copper Mine 2013-07-29 - Stake Purchase
, Australia
Palabora Mining Co.,Ltd. 2012-12-11 373M USD Divestiture
Phalaborwa,, South Africa · www.palabora.co.za
ALTEO Alumina 2012-09-12 - Divestiture
Gardanne, France · www.alteo-alumina.com/en/
Richards Bay Mining (Pty) Ltd. 2012-09-07 1.7B USD Add-on Acquisition
Richards Bay, South Africa
Alcan Cable 2012-05-21 185M USD Divestiture
, Pennsylvania
Hathor Exploration Ltd. 2012-01-12 642M USD Add-on Acquisition
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.hathor.ca
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Alcan, Inc. 2007-07-12 Alcan Packaging / Food Americas 2009-07-05 1
Montreal, Quebec · www.riotintoalcan.com Chicago, Illinois

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Metals/Mining 5 (83%) 39.8B (98%) 11 (79%) 7.0B (92%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (17%) 642M (2%) 1 (7%) 50M (1%)
Chemicals - - 1 (7%) 340M (4%)
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (7%) 185M (2%)
Total 6 $40.4B 14 $7.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Australia 2 - 5 4.0B
United States 1 - 2 949M
  Alaska 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 185M
Canada 2 38.7B - -
  Quebec 1 38.1B - -
  British Columbia 1 642M - -
France - - 2 340M
South Africa 1 1.7B 1 373M
Brazil - - 1 1.6B
Netherlands - - 1 -
Switzerland - - 1 349M
United Kingdom - - 1 -
Domestic - - 1 (7%) -
Cross-border 6 (100%) 40.4B (100%) 13 (93%) 7.6B (100%)
Total 6 $40.4B 14 $7.6B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $39.8B
$100M to $1B 1 $642M
TOTAL $40.4B
Largest Alcan, Inc.
$38.1B (2007-07-12)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $5.1B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.5B
< $100M 1 $50M
TOTAL $7.6B
Largest Coal & Allied Industries Ltd.
$2.5B (2017-01-24)

M&A Connections

Deals
Divested to
Investor(s)
14%
2 (14%)
Strategic(s)
86%
12 (86%)

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