“A lot of the CEOs don’t want the accountability of one shareholder. Historically, I think a lot of CEOs in the mining sector, from very junior exploration companies to large-cap, always wanted nameless, faceless shareholders. They want someone that they can go have 1 or 2 marketing meetings with per
If you want to be the CEO of the company, you need to have the ability to understand capital markets, be involved in it, engage in it, and compete to take your piece of the capital from it. Ali Pejman is a mining-focused investment banker and Partner at Fort Capital.
The people who really work hard and seize every opportunity are going to be given more opportunities. This is going to sound kind of glib, but you know what, when it comes right down to it: work really hard and don’t be an asshole. Mark O’Dea is the Chairman and
History has proven, certainly over the last 30 years I’ve been in the business, that nobody is better at finding gold deposits than the juniors. George Salamis is the CEO of Integra Resources and past Chairman of Integra Gold, which was sold to Eldorado Gold in 2017 for $590 million.
In the mining business there’s a lot of lying, a lot of deceit. A lot of people are trying to say and do whatever they can to get the money out of you as an investor. Warren Irwin is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Rosseau Asset Management, a
How do you find these really big deposits? The last 20, 30 years we’ve gone to so many different parts of the world, and we’re still going to more parts of the world because it’s getting harder and harder to make those new big discoveries. Nick Germain is a full-time
People always tend to think that an exploration company can only be sold for $1 billion dollars. One day we’ll have a discovery that will be sold for $10 billion or $15 billion… or even $20 billion. These are normal numbers in tech, but in our industry, people think it’s
I think the worst advice I’ve ever received is: that’s the way it’s done. It should never be like that, there is always a new way to approach something. Even if it’s been done the same way for years and years, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t approach whatever that task