Wednesday, March 8, 2023
The capital required to develop a mining project is commonly raised from several different sources of financing. Equity, debt, and alternative financing methods have different costs and benefits that a mine builder must consider when putting together a financing package able to withstand volatile future business environments. This session reviews the characteristics of different project financing methods and the perspectives of each capital provider. It asks how a financing package can be designed for the features of a specific project while recognizing the characteristics and perspectives of each source of capital so that equity up-side is preserved or enhanced while protecting against the possibility of financial distress. The ideas discussed in this session provide project owners and mine financiers with the possibility of designing a financing package that fits their needs and outlook.
Chair: Michael Samis, SCM Decisions, Toronto, Canada