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

08-Aug-11
$11.0 billion
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Coal and Allied Industries Limited

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Acquiror: 
Rio Tinto Limited / Mitsubishi Corporation

Advised Coal and Allied Industries Limited, an Australian based coal mining company, in relation to an acquisition proposal from Rio Tinto Limited and Mitsubishi Corporation to acquire all the outstanding shares in the company not already held by Rio Tinto and Mitsubishi

06-Aug-08
$10.7 billion
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Lonmin plc

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Acquiror: 
Xstrata plc

Advised Lonmin plc, a major producer of Platinum Group Metals, regarding an unsolicited pre-conditional offer for the company by Xstrata plc, a global diversified mining company

01-Apr-10
$9.2 billion
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Lihir Gold Limited

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Newcrest Mining Ltd

Advised Lihir Gold Limited, a leading global gold company with operations in Papua New Guinea, Australian and West Africa on an unsolicited takeover proposal from Newcrest Mining Ltd, an international gold company with gold and copper operations

03-May-07
$8.5 billion
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IPSCO Inc.

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Acquiror: 
SSAB Svenskt Stål AB

Acted as lead financial advisor to SSAB Svenskt Stål AB on its acquisition of IPSCO Inc., a leading Canadian producer of energy tubulars and steel plate in North America with an annual steel making capacity of 4.3 million tons

26-Jun-14
$2.9 billion
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Firth Rixson Limited

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Acquiror: 
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

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

09-Nov-12
~$1.7 billion
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Lonmin plc

Advised Lonmin plc, the world’s third largest primary producer of Platinum Group Metals, on a comprehensive refinancing of its balance sheet, including an underwritten ~$817mm rights issue and amendments to its existing ~$929mm debt facilities

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

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Acquiror: 
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

20-Dec-09
$1.3 billion
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Mining Division of Terex Corp.

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Bucyrus International

Advised Bucyrus International, Inc., a global mining equipment manufacturer, on the acquisition of the mining division of Terex Corp., a diversified equipment company

11-Oct-07
$1.2 billion
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Foseco plc

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Acquiror: 
Cookson Group plc

Advised Foseco plc, a provider of consumables to the Foundry and Steel industries, on a recommended cash offer from Cookson Group plc

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

Acquiror: 
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

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.

02-May-19
$545 million
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Kidman Resources Limited

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Acquiror: 
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

14-Jan-20
$537 million
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Hycroft Mining Corporation

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Acquiror: 
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

01-Nov-21
$400 million
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Millennial Lithium

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Acquiror: 
Lithium Americas

Advised 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

22-Jan-18
$375 million
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Target: 

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

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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Acquiror: 
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

04-Apr-22
Pending
~$230 million
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DGO Gold

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Acquiror: 
Gold Road Resources

Advising DGO Gold, an ASX-listed gold exploration company, on its recommended, off-market takeover offer from Gold Road Resources, an ASX-listed gold producer

30-Jun-22
~$210 million
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Liontown Resources

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Acquiror: 
Offtake Agreement and Financing Facility from Ford Motor Company

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 and A$300m financing facility from Ford Motor Company

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

23-May-11
$130 million
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Territory Resources Limited

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Acquiror: 
Exxaro Resources Limited

Advised Exxaro Resources, a diversified South African-based mining company, on its proposed acquisition of Territory Resources, an Australian-based iron producer

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

19-Apr-22
Pending
$107 million
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Syrah Resources

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Acquiror: 
U.S. Department of Energy

Advisor to Syrah Resources, an ASX-listed industrial minerals and technology company, on its US$107mm loan from the U.S. Department of Energy under the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program to fund the initial expansion of its Vidalia active anode material facility in Louisiana, USA

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