Gold M&A season gets into full swing

DESPITE an official denial this week from Gold Fields that it wants to merge with AngloGold Ashanti there seems to be little doubt that the next 12 months will see a sharp increase in gold-sector deal flow with takeovers and asset sales driven by a rising gold price.

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Barrick and Randgold started the latest burst of gold mergers late last year.