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Alternative financing for mining: New horizons

In its third edition of its flagship alternative financing for mining guide, Fieldfisher's metals and mining team provides another astute insight into financing trends in the global mining industry.

In the two years since it last published this report in 2018, Fieldfisher's mining team has advised on more than US$2 billion-worth of mining and metals sector deals, including a number of complex production-based financing deals and 'green' financings, in line with lenders' rising interest in environmental and social governance (ESG).

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What's new?

As well as recapping the main forms of traditional and alternative financing covered in our last guide, our 2020 report includes thought-leading commentary on:

  • ESG – the growth of green loans and Sustainability Linked Loans in the resources sector
  • Nordic bonds – which are attracting increasing interest from the mining community
  • SPACs – popular in the US, these vehicles offer a possible alternative to traditional IPOs
  • RTOs – favoured by mining companies looking for ways to expand or change direction
  • Dual listings – the pros and cons of taking an equity story to new markets
  • Crowd funding – an update on this nascent but promising form of early stage finance

The report also looks at innovations in established forms of mining finance, such as streaming and royalty deals and provides deeper analysis of the advantages and potential pitfalls of private capital, equity and debt financing based on the team's experience of working with borrowers and lenders in a rapidly evolving financing market.