As commodity prices take an unfortunate nosedive to their lowest figures on record, mining companies are finding it increasingly difficult to acclimatise. The situation is exacerbated further due to a host of unresolved challenges facing the industry —from plummeting demand and dwindling grades to increased stakeholder expectations and a lack of financing.
With the outlook for the sector looking increasingly volatile, the global mining and metals industry needs to dig its collective heels in and look to maintain a strong and flexible balance sheet while preparing for future growth. The industry is also facing up to escalating challenges of access to capital, dealing with increased transparency, maintaining license to operate and cyber security.
BTG Global Advisory has a strong background in the mining sector across the globe through a network of skilled and experienced partners who come together to help mining and metals companies meet the issues of today and anticipate those of tomorrow by developing solutions to meet these challenges.
Despite the challenges within the sector, our global team of professionals are on hand to help you succeed — a team comprising deep technical experience in providing assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to the mining and metals sector. Ultimately it enables us to help you meet your goals and compete more effectively. Services we offer include:
- Restructuring and business development strategies
- Outsourcing analysis
- Strategic M&A review and options
- Property and asset valuations
- Corporate simplification
- Performance enhancement
- Data and intelligence leakage and tracing
- Security Risk Support
The scarcity of raw materials forces mining and other natural resource operators to venture into geo-politically high-risk environments. Our partners support such operators in the extractive industries with effective planning, security controls and risk management services.
We work with mining companies, their investors and government agencies to identify and manage the risks facing their interests.
Effective identification and management of various levels of risk is a core requirement of natural resources based business. Institutional investors, financiers, shareholders, insurers and re-insurers increasingly demand transparent and comprehensive governance over issues such as corporate social responsibility, conflict zone operations and integrated risk management.
We understand these demands and assist our clients in delivering effective and proportionate security programmes that complement the core business activity and ease insurance, investor and regulatory concerns.
Our senior management and security support teams have assisted mining operations in the development of seamless security infrastructures, product security and revenue assurance. Our specialist teams have provided valuable support in the development of holistic security initiatives for exploration operations and more specifically to mines where theft of product has become apparent.
In these circumstances, using our security support teams to stabilise and manage security operations whilst concluding the roll-out of improvement strategies, has proved invaluable to our clients.
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