Members of Our Team Have Been Integral to Many of the Metals & Mining Sector’s Industry Forming Transactions


Yellow Cake plc

IPO Adviser


July 2018

IPO Adviser to Innovative


Founded and IPO'd one of the largest recent mining offerings on the AIM


Defence against Unsolicited Offer by BHP Billiton

Joint Financial Adviser

November 2007

Largest Public M&A Offer in Global Mining Sector

Lead defence adviser to Rio Tinto against BHP Billiton's unsolicited hostile offer, the largest ever proposed transaction in the mining sector


Acquisition of Inmet Mining Corporation


Joint Financial Adviser

December 2012

Lead Hostile Buyside Adviser to First Quantum

Lead adviser to First Quantum on its acquisition of Inmet in the largest hostile mining transaction in the last six years


Convertible & Senior Notes Offering


Joint Bookrunner

April 2009



Anglo American

Refinancing in the face of a hostile approach from Xstrata through a $2.0Bn senior notes offering and $1.7Bn convertible notes offering


Sale to Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold


Joint Financial Adviser

November 2006

Sellside Adviser to Phelps Dodge

Advised Phelps Dodge on its sale to Freeport to create the world's largest publicly traded copper company


Senior Notes Offering


Joint Bookrunner


August 2006

Adviser to Fortescue Metals Group

Record high-yield bond offering to finance greenfield rail, port and mining project in Western Australia


Sale to

BHP Billiton


Joint Financial Adviser

March 2005

Lead Defence Adviser to WMC Resources

Defence against unsolicited offer from Xstrata and ultimate sale to BHP: Australia’s largest cash offer


Attempted Acquisition of Noranda Aluminium


Joint Financial Adviser

November 2004

IPO Adviser to Innovative


Ground-breaking offer for Canada’s Noranda: largest outbound Chinese public takeover offer