INVESTMENT BATTLEFIELD COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Identifying the best emerging mining companies for investors and supporting the development of new projects is a critical part of Mining Indaba. The 2017 Investment Battlefield competition took this one step further. Over a one day session, 16 mining companies pitched their projects on stage to a panel investor judges, who provided live feedback.

FIRST PLACE WINNER: Consolidated Nickel Mines

Consolidated Nickel Mines

CEO Simon Purkiss accepts the first place award.

Consolidated Nickel Mines Ltd (CNM) is an operating subsidiary of Consolidated Mining and Investments Ltd (CMI). CNM is the nickel focused development vehicle that is restarting the Munali Nickel mine in Southern Zambia. CNM will carry out geological exploration in the vicinity to capitalise on the investment into the geological understanding and capital plant it controls in Zambia.

Learn more at http://www.cnmplc.co.uk/

Runner Up: Sula Iron & Gold

Sula Iron & Gold

CEO Roger Murphy accepts the runner up award.

Sula Iron & Gold

Sula Iron & Gold plc is an AIM-Listed multi-commodity exploration company focused on Sierra Leone exploring for gold, iron ore and coltan. Our current objective is to explore and advance our 153 sq. km Ferensola Project in Northern Sierra Leone, which is highly prospective for gold, iron and coltan.

Learn more at http://www.sulaironandgold.com/

Interested in participating as a pitching company or judge in 2018? Please contact Harry Chapman at harry.chapman@miningindaba.com

2017 Investment Battlefield Competitors

Allied African Andiamo Australian Vanadium Bannerman
Consolidated Nickel Mines DNI Energizer Resources Georesources Exploration
Insa Coal Holdings IPC Coal Kore Potash Lake Victoria
Lerama Resources Mustang Resources Premier African Minerals Sula Iron & Gold


2017 Investment Battlefield Judges

Willem Middlekoop
Co-Founder
Commodity Discovery Fund

David Twist
Partner
African Minerals Exploration and Development

Hanre Rossouw
Portfolio Manager and Head of Resources - Frontier and Emerging Market
Investec Asset Management

Anthony Milewski
Vice President
Pala Investments

Georges Lequime
Investment Advisor
Earth Resources Investment Group

Johann Bester
Project Manager, IPPs
Thebe Investments

Joanne Warner
Head of Global Resources
Colonial First State Global Asset Management

Randy Smallwood
President and CEO
Silver Wheaton

Peter Major
Head of Mining
Cadiz Corporate Solutions

Jeremy Wrathall
Head - Global Natural Resources - London
Investec

Edward Otto
Vice President, Investments
Appian Capital

Criteria for entry

Companies taking part in the Investment Battlefield must be an emerging mining company. Mining Indaba defines an emerging mining company as a relatively new business who is currently developing 1 or 2 projects. The criteria are as follows:

  • Market cap of below $50 Million or privately owned company with equivalent market value
  • Project(s) must be located on the African continent
  • They must be easily identifiable as an actual mining company, not a company just owning exploration licences

Prizes

The Winner receives:

  • A free 3x1.5M exhibition stand at Mining Indaba 2018
  • A free 10 minute speaking slot in the Investment Discovery Forum at Mining Indaba 2018
  • Promotion in the post event report as the winner of the Investment Battlefield. This includes a full page write up as the hottest emerging mining investment opportunity in 2017.
  • Three free passes to attend Mining Indaba 2018
  • Access to our investor relations concierge service for their 2018 meeting schedule at Mining Indaba, confirming a number of investor meetings for your business
  • Free accommodation at Mining Indaba 2018 for one member of the team

The runner up receives:

  • Promotion in the post event report as the winner of the Investment Battlefield. This includes a full page write up as the second hottest emerging mining investment opportunity in 2017.
  • Access to our investor relations concierge service for their 2018 meeting schedule at Mining Indaba, confirming a number of investor meetings for your business
  • Two free passes to attend Mining Indaba 2018