In recent years, Intercedent has developed an expertise in mining, including the following areas:

1)       Sourcing strategy and facilitation

2)       Partner identification and screening

3)       Acquisition due diligence

4)       Site selection (processing)

5)       Competitor mapping

6)       Government relations

7)       Investment organisation and support

8)       Corporate governance

9)       Capital sourcing

Intercedent has conducted research in all the major markets of Asia Pacific and the Middle East, as well as North and South/Central America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Mexico). The following pages describe Intercedent’s experience in mining and minerals and—in general terms—recent proprietary mining and minerals consulting and research assignments. Intercedent has provided consulting and research in relation to a variety of minerals, including iron ore, gold, coal, magnesium, gypsum, phosphate and oil & gas.

Recent assignments include:

}         Assistance in sourcing capital investment from Chinese companies for a nickel project, a copper project and two iron ore projects in North America (Canada) and South America (Peru)

}         Sourcing of magnesium for foreign invested plant located in China. 

}         Advised a global MNC on “buy vs. build” options for securing access to certain mineral resources in Iran

}         A major consulting and research assignment for The Australian Coal Association project

}         Intercedent reviewed secure regional sourcing options for a proposed new Gypsum plant to be located in the Middle East

}         Government relations support for a major inbound investment in Phosphate mining

}         Government relations advice and the facilitation of permits pertaining to a gold mining project in China

}         Provision of corporate governance and government relations advice, while also working on operational issues related to establishing an exploration company for copper mining project in Xinjiang province

}         Investigated the supply and role of Magnesium Oxide (MgO) in China’s building materials market

}         Advised on creating the legal structure and participated in the negotiation for the amalgamation of a foreign-invested gold mining project in China

For more information and references, please contact John Gruetzner for a copy of Intercedent’s Mining & Minerals Consulting & Research Credentials Statement.