With cross-border, cross-practice teams of professionals focused exclusively on the rapidly consolidating mining sector, FTI Consulting offers our clients a comprehensive range of corporate finance, economic consulting and strategic communications services. Our professionals have a proven ability to provide counsel to clients and intermediaries based on in-depth industry knowledge and expertise in every area of the mining sector. We have a broad network of relationships with key influencers in the mining sector. FTI Consulting mining teams include former bankers, lawyers, economists, policymakers, journalists and market researchers.
Addressing Major Trends
Robust economic growth in emerging markets, led by China and India, continues to trigger strong demand. Supply is expected to remain tight even as the industry responds by spending hundreds of billions of dollars on new capital projects. These investments, often in remote and unfamiliar regions, are becoming increasingly risky and complex, putting a premium on continued industry consolidation.
Mergers and acquisitions will be driven by lower industry margins as developed economies struggle to grow and commodity prices fall from historic highs. Nevertheless, commodity prices are expected to remain at levels that continue to make investment in new supply attractive. Much of the activity will be focused on emerging markets, bringing a host of fresh opportunities and challenges. In addition, many governments in developed and emerging countries are weighing mining industry reforms in a bid to address environmental issues, as well as raise more revenues from taxation and royalties. Corporate transparency and social responsibility will be paramount as scrutiny increases from governments, customers, shareholders and other stakeholders.
Members of the FTI Consulting mining team within Economic Consulting have significant experience in mining projects all over the world at every stage of project development from exploration to production. The following services are offered:
- Valuation and the quantification of economic damages in the context of a dispute
- Valuations under National Instrument 43-101/JORC Code technical reports
- Valuations in connection with financing merger and acquisition transactions
Our testifying experts have provided opinion evidence around the globe before courts and tribunals on the quantum of damages and valuation issues related to mining.
The mining industry team within Strategic Communications consists of a number of sector experts who have represented a broad range of industry organizations and companies, from start-ups to multinationals. We have advised on numerous transactions and have a range of retained clients. Given this specialization, our clients have access to professionals who are focused exclusively on the client company’s specific industry, have a broad network of relationships with key influencers, and provide communications counsel based on in-depth industry knowledge and expertise. Our comprehensive suite of integrated communications services includes:
- Corporate communications
- Financial communications
- Public affairs
- Creative engagement
- Strategy consulting & research