Investment Battlefield


A platform for the hottest emerging projects in Africa

Elevating the profiles of emerging mining companies with projects in Africa, the Investment Battlefield is back!  If your market cap is $50m or below you could be pitching your project to the global finance community live at Mining Indaba.

Thank you to everyone that applied for 2020, we're working through your applications and will be in touch should your application be successful. For queries regarding your application please contact Caroline Werner,

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If successful you could benefit from

  • New connections with high-profile investors
  • Direct instant feedback from the investor judges about how you can maximise your appeal to attract funding  
  • International media coverage
  • Increase your chances of securing funding – read the 2018 winners’ investment story  
  • Winners will receive a free exhibition stand and tickets to the following year’s Mining Indaba
  • Profile feature in the Paydirt magazine
There is no better way to elevate your profile and increase your chances of securing funding.

We're currently working through all the applications and will be in touch shortly. If you're an investor and interested in becoming a judge please get in touch to discuss the opportunity. 

How it works

Successful applicants will be grouped into commodity and lifecycle stage and invited to pitch their project to the investor judges. Each pitch will last no longer than 5 minutes with 10 minutes of feedback from the judges. The winner of each round will go on to the next stage to battle it out to become the 2020 champion.


Thor Exploration Case Study

When Segun Lawson, CEO of Thor Exploration pitched their Segiloa Gold Project at the 2018 Investment Battlefield it was the first-time global investors had heard the Thor story.

Now, 18 months after being crowned the champion, Thor Exploration has secured financial backing with long-term stakeholder, Africa Finance Corporation. 

We caught up with Segan Lawson about his journey since being crowned “Best Emerging Mining Project in Africa”.

Read the Case Study for the full story and discover how you can take part in the Investment Battlefield 2020.