Capital Markets for Geologists

East Meeting Level / Registration Required
Speaker(s): Dale Mah Neil Adshead Joe Mazumdar Dr. Nicole Adshead-Bell Olav Langelaar Michael Gray

Full 2-day Course Cost: Regular – $575 (includes GST); Students $150 (limited spaces)

Course Description:

This two day course is presented by geologists/engineers who have accumulated decades of experience in mining and mineral exploration and have successfully applied those experiences to the capital markets. It provides a unique perspective of the finance industry and will offer an introduction to the “business side of mining” to anyone interested in the connection between corporate finance, investment banking, mineral exploration and mining. Attendees will be given the opportunity to evaluate a hypothetical project using discounted cash flow modeling and present their findings.

Who should attend:

This course is ideally suited for geologists, engineers or geophysicists that would like to know more about the capital markets and how it pertains to the mining industry. Geoscientists with a goal of working in the capital markets, investment banking, corporate development and those with an entrepreneurial spirit who may eventually want to run a company would find this course very interesting. There is no minimum level of experience required, however attendees should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel for the valuation workshop on day 2.

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Saturday, Jan 26 - Sunday, Jan 27 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)


Vancouver Convention Centre East
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
East Meeting Level


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Time Topic Speaker
8:30am Introduction and Course Overview Joe Mazumdar
8:45am Raising Capital I - Traditional financing sources: Roles of the 'buy-side' and 'sell-side' Dr. Nicole Adshead-Bell
9:45am Investment Bankers-Gate Keepers to the Capital Markets Olav Langelaar
10:45am Morning Break
11:00am Raising Capital II - Alternative financing sources: Private equity, streaming, royalties, offtakes Dale Mah
12:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm Impact and Importance of Cyclicity - How capital markets and financing options change with market conditions Michael Gray
2:00pm Do’s and Don’t’s when Raising Risk Capital for Mineral Neil Adshead
3:00pm General Discussion

Schedule (Day Two)

Time Topic Speaker
8:30am Introduction and Course Overview Dale Mah Joe Mazumdar
8:45am Valuation and Risk Joe Mazumdar
9:45am Introduction to DCF modelling (benchmarking costs, definitions, key inputs/outputs) Dale Mah
10:45am Morning Break
11:00am Valuation of early stage, advanced and operating projects Dale Mah
12:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm Discounted Cash Flow modelling demo Dale Mah
2:00pm Group work Dale Mah Joe Mazumdar