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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... 

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... 

$70m already spent at $134m DRC tin project

By: Ilan Solomons     25th 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 that local earthworks contractor Kongo River, which is... 

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... 

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... 

Caroline Donally

By: Ilan Solomons     7th August 2015 This week we feature Caroline Donally, a director of Denham Capital, which has more than $7.9-billion in invested and committed funds across the oil and gas, power and mining industries 

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 Swanepoel     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... 

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... 

Sierra Leone hydropower joint venture to lower mining costs, boost mining capacity 

By: Sashnee Moodley     6th December 2013 Independent power development and generation company Endeavor Energy has entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) with international power developer Joule Africa to develop, finance and construct the $700-million Bumbuna Phase 2 hydroelectric power project, in Sierra Leone. 

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