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Types of Mining Methods

For an introduction to metals and mining, please read the following sections for an overview to the industry: Metals & Mining Basic Materials Selecting a Mining Method Selecting which mining method to use is one of the important decisions a mining company has to make. The mining method selected should maximize cost recovery and

Thoughts on Trump’s Steel & Aluminum Tariffs

Last week, President Trump announced steel and aluminum import tariffs (of 25% and 10% respectively) on "national security" grounds (Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act). He signed the orders to impose the tariffs today, with some amendments from his previous hard line position. The announcement follows tariffs on solar panels

Acquisition Finance: Bullet Debt

Acquisition Financing – Investment Grade Bonds, Private Placements, Term Loan B, High Yield Debt Bonds, notes and term loans for institutional investors are otherwise seen as much more permanent capital than bank debt and is not meant to be paid down opportunistically. Fixed income investors – which are a distinct group

Acquisition Finance: Bank Debt

Forms of Acquisition Finance When people think about investment bankers, the first thing that comes to mind is usually is mergers & acquisitions. However, beyond the strategy and advisory component to effecting a merger, full service investment banks are eager to win acquisition finance mandates – that is providing the funds