Capabilities by Industry: Metals & Mining

Greenhill has considerable transaction experience and a global network of corporate relationships in the Metals & Mining sector.  Our Managing Directors and professionals have executed many of the most significant and complex transactions for some of the leading global companies.

Our experience in the Metals & Mining industry encompasses all of the commodity sub-sectors as well as: metals and materials; mining services; processing equipment; and steel and mining.

Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this area:

Recent Transactions

12-Jan-22
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Liontown Resources

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Offtake Agreement with LG Energy Solutions

Advised Liontown Resources, an ASX-listed lithium company focused on the development of the world class Kathleen Valley Lithium Project, on a lithium spodumene concentrate offtake agreement with LG Energy Solutions, a major South Korean-based EV battery supplier for leading global automakers

23-Dec-21
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Syrah Resources

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Offtake Agreement with Tesla, Inc

Advised Syrah Resources, an ASX-listed industrial minerals and technology company, on a natural graphite active anode material offtake agreement with Tesla, the world’s largest EV manufacturer

01-Dec-21
$353 million
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Liontown Resources

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Advised Liontown Resources, an ASX-listed lithium company focused on the development of the world class Kathleen Valley Lithium Project, on its A$490m equity raising, comprised of a fully underwritten placement of A$450m and a non-underwritten share purchase plan of A$40m

05-Nov-21
$240 million
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MetalX, Inc.

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BlueScope Steel Limited

Advised MetalX, Inc., a leading ferrous and non-ferrous metal scrap recycling company, on the sale of substantially all of its ferrous scrap processing business to BlueScope Steel Limited, an Australian-listed provider of steel materials, products, systems and technologies

01-Nov-21
Pending
$400 million
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Millennial Lithium

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Lithium Americas

Advising Lithium Americas, a development-stage company with projects in Jujuy, Argentina and Nevada, United States on its acquisition of Millennial Lithium, a Vancouver-based exploration and development company focused on advancing the Pastos Grandes Lithium Project in Argentina

01-Oct-21
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Metro Quarry Group

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Adbri / Barro Group

Advised Myer Family Investments on the sale of the assets of Metro Quarry Group (Victoria’s largest specialist sand quarry) to a joint venture comprising Adbri / Barro Group

14-Jul-21
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New Day Aluminum LLC

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Concord Resources Ltd.

Advised DADA Holdings on the sale of its majority stake in New Day Aluminum LLC to Concord Resources Ltd.

11-Feb-21
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Alumisource Corporation

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Sims Limited

Advised Sims Limited, a global leader in metal recycling and electronics recovery, on the acquisition of certain commercial and operating assets of Alumisource Corporation

03-Mar-20
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Formation of an incorporated joint venture

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BBI Group

Advised Flinders Mines, an ASX-listed mining exploration and development company, on the formation of an incorporated joint venture with BBI Group, providing a structure for the potential integrated financing and development of Flinders’ Pilbara Iron Ore Project and BBI Group’s Balla Balla rail and port infrastructure project

14-Jan-20
$537 million
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Hycroft Mining Corporation

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Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation

Advised Hycroft Mining Corporation, a US-based, gold and silver producer operating the Hycroft mine located in Northern Nevada, on the sale of substantially all of its assets to Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation

02-May-19
$545 million
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Kidman Resources Limited

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Wesfarmers

Advised Kidman Resources, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company, on its sale to Wesfarmers, one of Australia’s largest diversified listed companies

01-Nov-18
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Long-term lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Mitsui & Co.

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Kidman Resources Limited

Advised Kidman Resources Limited, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company with a 50% interest in the West Australian Mt. Holland lithium project, on a lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Mitsui & Co., a leading global marketing and trading conglomerate based in Japan. The agreement is for an initial term of two years, plus two 2-year term extension options

24-Oct-18
$115 million
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US$115mm Debt Facility from SQM

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Kidman Resources Limited

Advised Kidman Resources Limited, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company with a 50% interest in the West Australian Mt. Holland lithium project, on a US$115mm debt facility provided by JV partner Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM), a leading global lithium producer

09-Aug-18
$1.2 billion
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Martabe gold and silver mine

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PT United Tractors Tbk

Advised EMR Capital, a specialist resources private equity manager, on the sale of the Martabe gold and silver mine to United Tractors

17-May-18
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Long-term lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Tesla, Inc.

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Kidman Resources Limited

Advised Kidman Resources Limited, an ASX-listed hard rock lithium mining company with a 50% interest in the West Australian Mt. Holland lithium project, on a lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Tesla, Inc., a global leader in electric vehicle, energy storage and solar panel design, development and manufacturing. The agreement is for an initial term of three years on a fixed-price take-or-pay basis and contains two 3-year term renewal options

22-Jan-18
$375 million
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Lonmin

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Advising Lonmin PLC, a major fully integrated producer of Platinum Group Metals, on the amendment of its debt facilities to support the review and implementation of its strategic options

23-Feb-17
$1.1 billion
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Natural Resource Partners L.P.

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Advised Natural Resource Partners L.P., a publicly-traded master limited partnership that owns, manages and leases mineral properties in the United States, on a series of recapitalization transactions including the extension of NRP’s near-term debt maturities and the issuance of $250mm of new preferred equity capital to funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and from several affiliates of GoldenTree Asset Management L.P.

09-Nov-15
$777 million
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Lonmin Plc

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Advised Lonmin Plc on its c.$777mm recapitalization consisting of c.$370mm of bank facilities at the Plc and in South Africa from the Company’s ten lending banks and a fully underwritten Rights Issue of c.$407mm.

16-Oct-15
$2.1 billion
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Stemcor Holdings Limited

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Advised Stemcor Holdings Limited, the global steel trader, on their restructuring of $1.0bn of senior and junior debt and the refinancing of a $1.1bn working capital facility

28-Sep-15
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Alcoa Inc.

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Advised Alcoa Inc. on its separation into two independent, publicly-traded companies

09-Mar-15
$1.5 billion
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RTI International Metals, Inc

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Alcoa Inc.

Advised Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of RTI International Metals, Inc., a leading producer and global supplier of titanium mill products and a manufacturer of fabricated titanium and specialty metal components, principally for the commercial aerospace and defense sectors

15-Dec-14
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TITAL GmbH

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Alcoa Inc.

Advised Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of TITAL GmbH, a privately-held German manufacturer of aluminum and titanium castings predominately for the aerospace and defense end markets

23-Oct-14
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Boart Longyear Ltd.

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Advised the Board of Directors of Boart Longyear, the world’s leading supplier of drilling services and equipment for mining and drilling companies, on its strategic review process and subsequent comprehensive recapitalization transactions with certain affiliates of Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

26-Jun-14
$2.9 billion
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Firth Rixson Limited

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Alcoa Inc.

Advised Alcoa Inc. on the acquisition of Firth Rixson Limited, a leading provider of highly engineered rings, industrial forgings and specialized metal products primarily to the aerospace industry

04-Feb-14
$156 million
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Thiele Kaolin Company

Advised Thiele Kaolin Company, a miner and processor of kaolin clay, on a leveraged capitalization and repurchase of a 40% stock interest from Stora Enso Oyj

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