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Capital-starved mining sector creates 'buyer's market' for investors

By: Reuters     1st November 2018 Specialist mining investors have found a "buyer's market" for projects as the mining sector struggles to compete for funding with new industries, multiple industry executives said at a conference this week. Smaller mines and developers who previously found capital through retail investors in... 

BioTherm reaches financial close on four renewables projects

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th July 2018 African renewable energy development platform and power producer BioTherm Energy has reached financial close on a 284 MW portfolio of wind and solar projects in South Africa as part of the fourth round of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. The... 

Mining offers private equity opportunities despite recovery - Denham

By: Reuters     11th July 2018 Private equity still has significant opportunities to invest in mining as companies cut debt and rebuild their balance sheets even as the sector recovers, mining specialist Denham Capital said. Denham, which closed a new $550-million mining fund sooner than expected on Monday, has already... 

Denham Capital closes Mining Fund at $558m

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th July 2018 Resource and energy-focused global private equity firm Denham Capital has closed its first standalone mining fund, the Denham Mining Fund, at $558-million to expand its portfolio in Australia, Canada, South America and Africa.  

Private capital carves out mining niche with specialist focus

By: Henry Lazenby     28th March 2018 Generalist investment funds are having a hard time keeping up with the success private capital lenders have enjoyed in the mining space in recent quarters, with private equity firms carving out their niche by being specialists at their game. The generalist funds are underwriting real estate and... 

Tè Power starts construction on $121m Guinea IPP project

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th March 2018 Guinea-based special purpose company Tè Power Company, which is sponsored by Africa-focused energy project developer Endeavour Energy, has reached financial close and started construction on the $121-million Tè Power Plant project – a 50 MW greenfield thermal power plant in Conakry, Guinea.  

Coeur Mining buys Denham-backed JDS Silver for up to $250m

By: Henry Lazenby     11th September 2017 Private equity firm Denham Capital has agreed to sell its 100% stake in silver producer JDS Silver to Coeur Mining – the largest US-based primary silver producer – in a transaction worth up to $250-million. The transaction will see Coeur gain access to the high-grade Silvertip silver/zinc/lead... 

Bisie boxcut nears completion, first tin concentrates in 2019

By: Ilan Solomons     15th August 2017 Tin exploration and development company Alphamin Resources is nearing completion of the boxcut at its 9 900 t/y Bisie tin project, in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Alphamin CEO Boris Kamstra tells Mining Weekly Online that local earthworks contractor Kongo River, which is... 

In divergent strategy step-change, Denham targets later-stage projects

By: Henry Lazenby     11th October 2016 As the global mining markets turn a corner from what can be termed the biggest commodity downturn in living memory, private equity firm Denham Capital has changed tack, opting to invest in later-stage projects rather than driving exploration. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online from Houston, Texas,... 

In first Canadian foray, Denham enters into $65m partnership with project developer JDS Silver

By: Henry Lazenby     27th September 2016 Private equity firm Denham Capital has agreed to back private project developer JDS Silver by providing $65-million to complete construction and bring into production the Silvertip mine, in northern British Columbia. At a 30% zinc-equivalent grade, the Silvertip project has one of the... 

Denham, GreenWish ink renewable-energy partnership

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd June 2016 Global energy-focused private equity firm Denham Capital and renewable-energy investment company GreenWish Partners have entered into a strategic partnership to develop, build and finance a 600 MW renewable-energy portfolio across sub-Saharan Africa by 2020. The partnership would unlock the... 

First permanent infrastructure being built at new DRC tin mine 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2016 The first permanent mining infrastructure is being built at the proposed new tin mine at Bisie, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), for which $130-million is being raised. Alphamin Resources CEO Boris Kamstra said the return airway drive being built would be used to acclimatise mining... 

Denham Capital seeks upside advantage during downturn

By: Simon Rees     18th April 2016 With most metals reaching a bottom, and many of the ‘zombie juniors’ finally laid to rest, opportunities for private-equity companies to find value and upside potential in the mining space have continued to grow. Seeking to tap into these opportunities, private equity firm Denham Capital was... 

Denham to continue backing BioTherm

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th March 2016 South African independent power producer BioTherm Energy has secured financial backing for its next series of renewable energy projects under Round 4 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). Energy and resources-focused global private equity firm and... 

Denham Capital continues investment in BioTherm Energy for Round 4 and Expedited Window Projects

14th March 2016 African Independent Power Producer, BioTherm Energy, has emerged as a dominant player following the South African Department of Energy’s last announcement of Preferred Bidders for Round 4 of its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program. The company won preferred bidder... 

Endeavor Energy’s Songon Power Project in Côte d’Ivoire in Advanced Stage Development with Starenergie 2073

18th February 2016 Endeavor Energy, a leading independent power development and generation company in Africa, announced today it has significantly advanced the Songon Power Project in Côte d’Ivoire it is developing with local independent power producer Starenergie 2073 and forecasts a financial close by the end of... 

Songon gas-to-power project, Côte d’Ivoire

By: Sheila Barradas     26th June 2015 The Songon greenfield power project will consist of about 375 MW of combined-cycle power generation. 

Global investment firms call on African governments to foster certainty

By: Kim Cloete     11th February 2015 Private equity investors at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town have urged African governments to foster economic certainty in their countries. “Mining companies are okay with paying tax and in helping regional development. But at the same time, for us to put capital into a project, we have to have... 

Auctus scouting Australia for noncoal projects

By: Esmarie Iannucci     4th November 2014 The newly formed Auctus Minerals was hoping to pull the trigger on its first project acquisition within the next six to nine months, after securing a A$130-million investment from Boston-based Denham Capital. With the backing of Denham, Auctus was scouting Australia for investment opportunities... 

Ghana 1 000 project

By: Sheila Barradas     6th June 2014 GE, Endeavor Energy and Finagestion signed a joint development agreement to develop and implement the Ghana 1 000 project in May. 

Private equity seeks sound management and robust business plans

By: Simon Rees     11th April 2014 Mining companies must have the right management team and business plan in place in order to attract private equity investment, Denham Capital metals and minerals director Caroline Donally told Mining Weekly Online. “The team brings by far and away the most value to the execution of a project... 

Endeavor Energy and Joule Africa Partner to Develop Bumbuna Phase II Power Project

19th November 2013 Endeavor Energy, a privately owned independent power development and generation company, today announced that it has entered into a joint development agreement with international power developer Joule Africa. As part of the agreement the two companies will work together to develop and construct... 

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