There have been a lot of merges causing a stir lately in the mining industry. However, Mining.com argues that they should now focus on innovation. They said, "In this scenario, bigger isn’t always better. The aspiration for a new era of profitability must be met with sustained investment in innovation that delivers on both radical improvement and transformation."
Focusing on innovation and technology could create possibilities for these companies to scale sustainably. After mergers, sometimes businesses can grow more quickly than they can handle. We will see what happens!