PETER BACCHUS

Chairman & Chief Executive

Peter has 25 years' experience as a leading global M&A adviser, with particularly deep experience in the natural resources sector. 

 

Over his career, Peter has led a large number of the industry's transformative strategic M&A transactions and financed substantial investments and development projects worldwide.

Peter previously acted as Global Head of Mining and Metals at Morgan Stanley and European Head of Investment Banking at Jefferies.  Prior to relocating to London in 2006, he was based in Australia and Indonesia, where he was Asia-Pacific Head of Industrials and Natural Resources investment banking at Citigroup

Over this time, Peter has been integral to many of the sector's transformative events, including:

  • Strategic and financial adviser to First Quantum Minerals on its C$5.1Bn hostile public takeover of Inmet in 2013

  • Defence adviser to Rio Tinto in relation to the unsolicited pre-conditional offer received from BHP (the mining sector’s largest ever takeover offer), and defence adviser to Western Mining in relation to the unsolicited offer from Xstrata and ultimate sale to BHP (Australia’s largest ever cash takeover)

  • Strategic adviser to Chinese state-owned MinMetals in relation to its takeover offer for Canada’s Noranda; at the time the largest ever Chinese cross-border takeover offer

  • Adviser and financier to Fortescue Metals in relation to its $2.5Bn financing to build its highly strategic port, rail and mine infrastructure in Western Australia

Peter has direct transaction experience across a diverse range of jurisdictions, including emerging markets such as South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, the DRC, Cameroon, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Indonesia, PNG, the Philippines, India, Myanmar, China, Mongolia and Laos. In addition to his advisory track record, Peter has raised in excess of $15Bn in public and private capital for participants in the global natural resources industry.

 

Peter is a Non-Executive Director of Gold Fields, publicly listed on the New York and Johannesburg stock exchanges, London-listed Kenmare Resources, and Australian-listed Galaxy Resources.  He is also Chairman of Africa-focused conservation charity, Space for Giants.

Peter holds an MA from St John’s College, Cambridge and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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