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Mining and Commodities

There are ample opportunities in the Mining and Commodities sector across our target markets of Central Asia and Australasia, both of which are strategically located close to the rapidly growing economies of the Asia Pacific region. In Central Asia there is great potential for exploration and production from untapped deposits and reserves. Australia is a market leader in mining and mining services technologies. Our focus and strategically chosen target markets brings together a potent combination of exciting investment and commercial opportunities.

The Australian Mining Sector

  • World's largest reserves of brown coal, mineral sands (rutile and zircon), nickel, lead, silver, uranium, iron ore and zinc
  • Large mining machinery
  • World's second largest reserves of bauxite and tantalum
  • World's third largest reserves of copper
  • World's fourth largest reserves of silver
  • The scale of Australia's mining and resources industry has enabled it to develop a sophisticated mining equipment, technology and services sector. Australia has developed cutting edge know how in this sector, including the development of mining software and equipment, scientific analysis, exploration assessment technology, mineral processing technology, environmental services, and health and safety services and equipment.
David Ellis

David Ellis imageDavid is a strategically focused and dynamic finance professional with broad international commercial experience; including expertise in corporate finance, capital-raising and investor relations, with a particular focus on building bridges between emerging and developed markets.

Between 2007 and 2012, David built international investor programmes for Sub-Saharan Africa banks - firstly as head of Investor Relations ("IR") at United Bank for Africa and latterly at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated.

In 2004, David moved to London and co-founded a specialist investor communications agency to support client's IR programs - working with investment banks to guide a company through the IPO process, establish an investor relations ("IR") function and provide specialist IR support. The client base covered leading investment banks and companies throughout Europe, Turkey and Asia, such as 3 Italia, BÎM, Coca Cola Içecek, Efes Breweries, Iberdrola, Parquesol, Saras, Shui On Land & Vakif Bank.

Between 2000 and 2003, David was based in Hong Kong with Société Générale. He acted on a wide range of M&A, equity capital market & private equity transactions across Asia (ex-Japan). Sector experience included pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, software, consumer products, energy & chemicals.

David commenced his corporate finance career with SG Hambros in Melbourne in 1998. He acted on a wide range of advisory, M&A and fund-raising transactions. Sector experience included media, logistics, food & beverage, agriculture, mining, manufacturing and retailing.

David qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in Melbourne, where he worked on a number of clients in the financial services and construction industries. He graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and is a Sloan Fellow (with Distinction) of London Business School.

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