Global mining giant BHP has been unable to finalize its $49.2-billion all-share acquisition of Anglo American, largely due to complications surrounding Anglo’s South African assets. After five weeks of intense negotiations and a one-week deal extension, Anglo’s board remained unconvinced, citing regulatory and socio-economic issues. The transaction’s failure underscores the profound challenges of integrating large-scale South African operations grappling with unstable political, economic, and infrastructural conditions.

Mining, Mergers and Acquisitions,Australia, South Africa, Chile, Peru