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January 2018

2017 in Review

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Over the past few years operating in the natural resources space has been a grind, which has seen a significantly greater effort to close transactions and win business.  A consequence of these changing market conditions has been that the nature of the advisory business moved from being predominantly sell-side mandates for major miners to buy-side mandates and capital raisings in…

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West African Gold — Plenty to Play For

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In an 80-page report, Jim Taylor and David Bird have reviewed the state of the West African gold sector. The piece includes features on the area, the main countries involved and the companies active in the space. The gold industry in West Africa remains healthy. Gold output is robust, with slowly declining average grades partly offset by improved recoveries. Six…

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Chrysos Corporation — Catching Fire

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New technologies can be disruptive, realign profit centres and drive economic change across industries and entire economies. Indeed, as the economist Joseph Schumpeter’s process of ‘creative destruction’ suggested, the biggest leaps in economic development are often driven by new technology. So, here is one that might just do that in the mining industry. While we’ve mentioned it before, as it…

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Indaba – Investing in African Mining

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05 - 08 February 2018 We’re partnering with Mining Indaba in its launch of the Junior Mining Showcase in Cape Town over 5-8 February 2018. This will be a dedicated, deal-making zone with restricted access. It will group over 60 junior miners in one place. Also, the Investment Battlefield, a Shark Tank/Dragon’s Den-style pitching session, will return in 2018. Given...
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