Big uptick in lithium dealflow in June
There was a big uptick in lithium dealflow in June. Whether that was down to the Fastmarkets conference which brought so many in the industry together, we don’t know. It's interesting to see some of the majors setting up earn-in deals or out and out acquisitions with juniors. Albemarle’s acquisition of Western Lithium, RIO’s earn-in on Midland Exploration and BHP’s acquisition of Ragnar’s project stand out in June. This half year has been some big deals; General Motors’ (NYSE:GM) deal with Lithium Americas (TSX:LAC), Wyloo’s acquisition of Mincor, Livent’s (NYSE:LTHM) merger with Allkem (ASX:AKE) and ACG’s acquisition of the Santa...