- Exploration Services
- Geology, Resources & Geophysics
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Tailings, Heap Leach & Waste Management
- Project Evaluation Services
We assist companies who are looking at acquisitions, project financing, or IPOs, and can provide the intimate knowledge that clients need to produce balanced and focused independent reviews and reports.
Each project has its own characteristics and unique risk areas, and we allocate expenditure depending on the areas of greatest risk. This dynamic approach requires the attention of very experienced study managers to efficiently allocate and co-ordinate resources to produce balanced and focused independent reviews and reports.
As an independently owned company with no equity in any project, our impartial advice is widely accepted by the international banking and investment community. Our experienced consultants are often requested by finance institutions to conduct due diligence audits of ore reserves, mining assessments and environmental considerations for inclusion into prospectuses for stock exchange listings as well as for sale agreements, and to act as expert witnesses on mining related litigation issues.
We have also been involved with some of the largest projects in the world, including the AngloGold restructuring, the privatisation of British Coal and the Gold Fields/Gencor merger and more recently the due diligence of Noranda / Falconbridge for China Minmetals, the IPO of Fujian Zijin Gold and the dual listing of Sino Gold on the HKEx.
Because of its size and geographic spread, we can organise and deploy the required multi-disciplinary teams at multiple sites around the world concurrently and at short notice. This not only reduces costs for the client, but also enables rapid progress on several fronts when required, including for takeover defences.
We know what it takes for an independent project review to provide assurance, highlight the areas of risk, and provide clients with the necessary project information to meet the standards of the target investment community.
- Independent reporting
- Privatisation studies
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Risk assessments
- Technical assessments and valuations
- Due diligence
- Independent Technical Reports for initial public offerings (IPOs)
- Technical Audits