Mining & Energy

Mining & Energy

The unprecedented number of private equity firms represented at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) convention in Toronto earlier this month confirmed how quickly this “alternative” source of mine financing is going mainstream. The growth is exemplified by Resource Capital...

Russia may have raked in plenty of medals at the Sochi Olympic Games, but some controversial oil and gas deals outside the country over the past year will garner few, at least from western judges. Russia inks oil exploration deal with Syria On...
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Sochi's spectacular Winter Olympics is now all but over, but was it worth the $52 billion price tag?  We take a closer look at the extraordinary costs associated with the event, where the money came from, and who benefited the most. The...

As we enter a new year, the junior sector is showing surprising resilience despite an ongoing financing drought. Of the 81 mining delistings on the TSX and TSX-V in 2013, only 13 were forced to delist because they failed to meet...

Private equity has traditionally shied away from investing in the mining sector, due to a lack of expertise and aversion to volatility, however recent bargains have proven too attractive to resist.

Historically, national oil companies (NOCs) teamed up with international oil companies (IOCs), offering them production sharing in exchange for technological expertise. But China's national oil companies have a new approach, one that sees them fiercely competing on the global oil and gas stage.

We often highlight articles that would be interesting and relevant to the Firmex community. In this article from Business Excellence, Partner and Global Head of Metals and Mining at KPMG, Rama Ayman, shares some of his personal insights into the M&A market for mining, and five...

After a sustained stagnation of oil prices around the $20-a-barrel mark, oil prices have spiked substantially in the last decade and now hover around $110-a-barrel. Many see the current oil prices as a new norm and possibly the base from which...

While we may not often think about it, the practice of mining affects all of our daily lives. From the cars we drive, to the cell phones we use, the utensils we eat with, and the money we spend - all...

There’s been a lot of handwringing about the state of the junior mining sector lately, including a recent story in theCanadian business press predicting the disappearance of hundreds of Canadian companies that could stall the supply of worldwide mineral projects for years.