Copper M&A — The Cupboard is Nearly Bare

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We review a decade of copper M&A and preview future activity — In this piece we review the past decade’s copper M&A and identify a number of key trends. We also look at the likely acquirers of assets and assess the large-scale copper assets that are likely to be the subject of future interest and those that may become available….

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African Gold M&A — The Market’s Open

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Today we are publishing a thematic report on African Gold M&A entitled The Market is Open. In this report we take a look at the past, present and future for M&A activity in the African gold space (excluding South Africa). We review M&A activity over the past ten years to provide some context, we assess the current strategies and financial…

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Coking Coal — Showing its Mettle

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The scarcity value of the commodity and investable companies in the coking coal space makes it an interesting and under-analysed sector for equity investors. Combined with above-consensus forecasts for commodity prices, our analysis suggests that the outlook is bright. This view appears to be shared by many corporates, with the recent prices paid for high-quality projects in the asset market…

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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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