Currently viewing Global edition

Mining across borders

Finance transactions in the mining industry cross borders. A Brazil-based mining company seeking equity capital to finance the development of a project in Africa might tap the market in Canada. A Canadian miner looking for debt finance in connection with a project in West Africa will probably look in the first instance in London. The fact is, a large majority of M&A transactions in the mining world involve a cross-border element.

Mining across borders Mining across borders Mining across borders Mining across borders Mining across borders

Cultural differences can play a part in the conduct of cross-border transactions (photo: Narendra Modi)

What challenges are posed by these elements and how are they best assessed and met?

The following are just some of the challenges which this writer has seen over the years.