Small's beautiful as hedge funds mull mining, farm deals

DataRoom: Hedge funds seeking out opportunities in Australian mining services and agribusiness are broadening their target price range to include smaller firms.

Hedge funds and Asian buyers, especially from China, are analysing mining companies and agricultural businesses including dairy, cattle and wheat farms that are in distress with a view to take controlling or minority stakes.

Turnaround and insolvency experts, lawyers, bankers and hedge funds themselves say they expect the mining and agricultural sector to be subject to further distress. The immediate major Australian mining projects have all but been completed.


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