Mining & Metals

Four of AWR Lloyd’s principals have extensive experience working with the non-coal mining and metals sector worldwide (iron ore, bauxite, copper, zinc, nickel, gold, potash and uranium…) which goes back to the 1980s or early 1990s. Much of this experience was with some of the biggest names in the mining sector including Rio Tinto, Billiton (BHP Billiton), Anglo American, Glencore and CVRD (Vale). AWR Lloyd itself has been active in advising companies in the mining and metals sector since its formation in 2000. 

One of AWR Lloyd’s first assignments was to advise the Romanian government (in conjunction with the World Bank and a French investment bank) on the privatization of its aluminium industry, including the largest aluminium smelter in Eastern and Central Europe.

In the copper sector AWR Lloyd has advised a large Japanese group on the $200 million acquisition of a mining operation in Latin America. For a UK-based private equity fund we have advised on a copper mine investment in Africa, a zinc mine investment in China, a silver mine investment in Russia, a chromite mine investment in Vietnam, an iron ore mine investment in Brazil and a gold mine investment in the Philippines. In Southeast Asia, AWR Lloyd has advised a Canadian listed junior with a copper exploration play in Laos and an Australian listed junior with iron ore and gold prospects in Thailand.

In the potash sector, AWR Lloyd advised a major Swiss-based grain and fertilizer trading group on a potential investment in a potash company in the Middle East and assisted in providing a business plan for a Russian fertilizer company in support of a takeover bid.