M&A Deal Summary

Xstrata Acquires Falconbridge Limited

On May 17, 2006, Xstrata acquired metals/mining company Falconbridge Limited for 14.6B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Xstrata’s 1st transaction in the Metals/Mining sector.
  • This is Xstrata’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Xstrata’s 1st transaction in Canada.
  • This is Xstrata’s 1st transaction in Ontario.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2006-05-17
Target Falconbridge Limited
Sector Metals/Mining
Buyer(s) Xstrata
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 14.6B USD


Falconbridge Limited

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Falconbridge is an international copper and nickel company with investments in fully integrated zinc and aluminium assets, with additional by-products and co-products, including silver, gold, platinum group metals, lead, selenium, tellurium, cadmium, indium, cobalt, nickel sulphate and sulphuric acid.

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Buyer(S) 1



London, United Kingdom


Category Company
Founded 1926
Sector Metals/Mining

Xstrata plc will grow and manage a diversified portfolio of metals and mining businesses with the single aim of delivering industry-leading returns for our shareholders.

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