Industry on a high as Diggers & Dealers conference kicks off in Kalgoorlie

Original article by Nick Evans
The Australian – Page: 16 : 12-Oct-20

The annual Diggers and Dealers conference will commence in Kalgoorlie on 12 October and is being held at a time of great optimism within the minerals sector. A number of major discoveries have been made by both large and small companies in the past two years, including Rio Tinto’s Winu discovery and De Grey Mining’s new gold project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The conference’s opening comes just days after Northern Star Resources and Saracen Mineral Holdings announced a $16 billion merger.

CORPORATES
DIGGERS AND DEALERS FORUM, RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, DE GREY MINING LIMITED – ASX DEG, NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX NST, SARACEN MINERAL HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX SAR, NEWCREST MINING LIMITED – ASX NCM, ALKANE RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX ALK, CHALICE GOLD MINES LIMITED – ASX CHN, STAVELY MINERALS LIMITED – ASX SVY, ST BARBARA LIMITED – ASX SBM, REGIS RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX RRL, SILVER LAKE RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX SLR, RAMELIUS RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX RMS, GOLD ROAD RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX GOR, BELLEVUE GOLD LIMITED – ASX BGL, ENCOUNTER RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX ENR, IGO LIMITED – ASX IGO, BHP GROUP LIMITED – ASX BHP

Diggers still doing deals as gold price dips

Original article by Matt Chambers
The Australian – Page: 20 : 6-Aug-18

Mergers and acquisitions activity and rising costs are among the issues that are likely to attract debate during the annual Diggers & Dealers mining conference in Kalgoorlie. Justin Osborne of Gold Road Resources expects larger gold producers to continue to pursue exploration deals in the near-term, although he says M&A activity may increase in coming years. Stuart Mathews, the local head of Gold Fields, says it would be open to appropriate acquisitions in the exploration space but its existing assets are its focus at present.

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DIGGERS AND DEALERS FORUM, GOLD ROAD RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX GOR, GOLD FIELDS LIMITED, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LIMITED – ASX FMG

Miners pin hopes on gold-led resurgence

Original article by Tess Ingram
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 11 & 16 : 3-Aug-15

Mergers and acquisitions activity in the global mining sector topped $A4.2trn in 2014, according to data from Dealogic. In contrast, there were just $A77.6bn worth of deals involving Australian mining companies and assets. However, a number of recent deals in the local gold mining sector has boosted optimism about the outlook for M&A activity, particularly in the gold industry. Hayden Bairstow of Macquarie Group expects M&A to be a hot topic during the upcoming Diggers & Dealers conference.

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DEALOGIC (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD, MACQUARIE GROUP LIMITED – ASX MQG, DIGGERS AND DEALERS FORUM, NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX NST, EVOLUTION MINING LIMITED – ASX EVN, OCEANAGOLD CORPORATION – ASX OGC, NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION, BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION, ROMARCO MINERALS INCORPORATED, ANTOFAGASTA PLC, METALS X LIMITED – ASX MLX, RNI NL – ASX RNI, PANORAMIC RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX PAN, TANAMI GOLD NL – ASX TAM, ARGONAUT SECURITIES PTY LTD, PCF CAPITAL GROUP PTY LTD, LION SELECTION GROUP LIMITED – ASX LSX, DORAY MINERALS LIMITED – ASX DRM, MUTINY GOLD LIMITED, ERNST AND YOUNG

In their cups, miners talk up big asset sales

Original article by Paul Garvey
The Australian – Page: 18 : 7-Aug-14

Discussions on the sidelines of the "Diggers & Dealers" forum held in early August 2014 in the Western Australian city of Kalgoorlie were marked by speculation about asset sales as well as acquisitions in the mining sector. The deals most spoken about were the divestment by BHP Billiton of its Nickel West smelter, and that by US group Cliffs Natural Resources of the Koolyanobbing iron ore mine. Meanwhile, junior mining companies are set to follow the lead of Northern Star Resources and engage in renewed mergers activity. Among those looking for targets are Sandfire Resources, Regis Resources, Independence Group and Evolution Mining

CORPORATES
NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX NST, SANDFIRE RESOURCES NL – ASX SFR, REGIS RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX RRL, INDEPENDENCE GROUP NL – ASX IGO, EVOLUTION MINING LIMITED – ASX EVN, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, CLIFFS NATURAL RESOURCES INCORPORATED, DIGGERS AND DEALERS FORUM, PANORAMIC RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX PAN, JINCHUAN NON-FERROUS METALS IMPORT AND EXPORT COMPANY, APOLLO GLOBAL MANAGEMENT LLC, GLENCORE XSTRATA PLC, MINERAL RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX MIN, AQUILA RESOURCES LIMITED, SHANGHAI BAOSTEEL GROUP CORPORATION, AURIZON HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX AZJ, MOUNT GIBSON IRON LIMITED – ASX MGX, BC IRON LIMITED – ASX BCI, HOT CHILI LIMITED – ASX HCH, COMPANIA MINERA DEL PACIFICO SA