NEWS RELEASE / January 17, 2018

Australia & New Zealand

AWR Lloyd’s Senior Advisory Board Chairman is based in Australia and AWR Lloyd has had representatives and consultant teams in Australia for nearly two decades.
AWR Lloyd was the advisor to Felix Resources, a coalmining company, and one of its predecessors from 2002 to 2008. The firm advised this client on a series of M&A transactions, two of which were successfully completed: the first resulting in the creation of Felix Resources itself and the second one resulting in a market capitalization for the post-merger company of around $0.5 billion. AWR Lloyd advised the client on its growth strategy and investor relations – and within a year of the end of our last assignment Felix was purchased for $3 billion by a Chinese coal group. 
In the coal sector, AWR Lloyd has also advised a local ultra-clean coal technology client on its financial strategy. We have also advised Banpu at a high level on its post- acquisition investor relations strategy for Centennial, the largest coal supplier to the NSW power sector in addition to other aspects of their medium term financial strategy for the company. We have also recently advised a Southeast Asian power client on acquisition and investment opportunities in the coal industry in Australia.
In the oil and gas sector, AWR Lloyd has advised clients like Woodside and Australian LNG on aspects of their growth strategy in Asia with a focus on China and Thailand. In the non-coal mining sector we have advised a Japanese group on a $200 million acquisition of an ASX-listed copper mining company.