Alexander is a corporate finance partner specialising in listings, fundraisings as well as mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

A specialist in the natural resources industries, Alexander's work for clients includes assisting mining companies with alternative sources of finance, including strategic investments, joint ventures and equity based fundraisings. Another particular areas of focus in recent periods has been strategic acquisitions, including reverse takeovers – which are particularly popular if the acquisition leads to cost savings or a re-rating.

Alexander has also acted on a number of fundraisings, IPOs and reverse takeovers for oil and gas companies. He is frequently involved in international transactions, particularly in Africa and in Russia and the former CIS.

Alexander as is recognised by Chambers and Partners as a leading individual in Capital Markets – AIM and Mining - International, and by Legal 500 for Mining and Minerals.

For the past five years Alexander and his team have produced an annual 'Private Equity in Mining' report, which takes a look at private equity activity in the mining sector. The 2018 report was published in Bloomberg and can be viewed below:

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Representative Experience

  • Berkeley Energia - Advised Berkeley in connection with the admission of its ordinary shares to the standard listing segment of the Official List of the FCA and to trading on the Main Market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange.  This was a complex matter with the UK approved Prospectus being passported into Spain, to support an application listing on the Spanish Stock Exchanges.  Upon admission to the Spanish Stock Exchanges, Berkeley became the first Australia/UK/Spain tri-listed company.  Berkeley’s market cap upon admission was US $155m.  Berkeley Energia is a clean energy company focused on bringing its wholly owned Salamanca Project into production – a world class uranium project in an historic mining area in western Spain. 
  • Central Asia Metals - Advised JP Morgan Cazenove and Peel Hunt on a $186m underwritten placing for AIM listed Central Asia Metals (CAML) and on behalf of one of its shareholders.  The Company Placing ($153m) was to part fund CAML's $402.5m acquisition of the SASA which produces lead-zinc mine in Macedonia.  As a reverse takeover, BCLP also acted for the Banks in connection with the readmission of CAML which included the publication of an AIM Admission Document for the enlarged group.
  • Kenmare Resources - Advised the State General Reserve Fund of the Sultanate of Oman ("SGRF") on its $100m conditional subscription which cornerstones a wider $275m and up to $368m equity fundraising and $392m debt restructuring of Premium Main Market listed Kenmare Resources.  Kenmare’s principal activity is the operation of the Moma Titanium Minerals Mine, which is located on the north east coast of Mozambique.
  • SDX Energy - Advised AIM and TSX-v listed SDX Energy Inc. on the acquisition of a portfolio of oil and gas production and exploration assets in Egypt and Morocco, which were held by Circle Oil plc, from the administrators of one of Circle’s subsidiaries for USD 30m.  The transaction also involved a USD 40m fundraising to fund the acquisition, raising 130% of SDX’s previous market capitalisation.  The transaction also involved a complex pre-completion restructuring of Circle Oil group’ s debt profile and intercompany balances to extract the target group from the remainder of the Circle Group not being acquired.  This transformational fundraise and acquisition followed less than a year after BCLP acted on SDX’s admission to AIM and $11m fundraising.
  • Jadestone Energy - Advised Jadestone Energy, a leading upstream oil and gas company in the Asia-Pacific region, on its institutional placing and admission to trading on AIM which raised USD $110 million (increased from $95m).  Jadestone  is now dual-listed, as it also currently trades on Canada’s TSX Venture Exchange. The proceeds of the proposed placing will be used to partially fund Jadestone’s acquisition of a 100% interest in the producing Montara oil project located in offshore Western Australia for initial consideration of USD $195m and a total of up to USD $360m.