Companies involved in the earth resources sector need to make sound investment decisions in an inherently risky environment. Balancing these risks and the rewards can be difficult without an adequate basis on which to make decisions.
Our earth resources work
The earth resources sector (which includes commodities such as brown coal, gold, petroleum, mineral sands, and base metals) is an inherently risky environment. Companies operating in this area face the challenge of balancing risks and rewards, and this can be difficult without an adequate basis on which to make decisions.
Our work in this area includes valuations of land, mining rights, intangible assets, share options and rights, and we base all of our corporate finance work on economic theory and empirical evidence.
In addition, we can help mining companies gain a comprehensive understanding of the risk they are facing. We do this by assessing, managing and pricing the underlying business and financial risks. One characteristic of a well-functioning market is that risks are transferred participants that are best placed to bear those risks. We perform analysis so that clients understand the risk exposure of assets and contracts. With this knowledge, clients can decide whether risk should be transferred elsewhere and at what price.