Australia’s natural resources sector includes many success stories, from junior explorers to multinational resources companies. These businesses must address a range of commercial challenges each day, including increasingly complex environmental regulation, project feasibility and health and safety concerns.
The regulatory obligations of smaller natural resources companies are often the same as the requirements of larger companies, resulting in additional pressure. The sector’s two-speed economy, which is dependent on the commodity cycle, necessitates a large number of transactions and adaptability in capital structuring throughout the project lifecycle.
Natural resources businesses can leverage the expertise of specialist advisors for many matters, from ongoing services, such as year end accounting and statutory audits, to transaction advice, including deal structuring and financial reporting. We work with a range of businesses across this sector, including:
- Junior explorers
- Multinational resources companies
- Domestic resources companies
- Mining services companies
- Energy companies
The structure for success
Key challenges faced by natural resources companies include accessing finance and structuring transactions effectively throughout the project lifecycle. Pitcher Partners, along with its Global Natural Resources Group (GNRG), works with firms of all sizes to provide transaction and broader business advisory services.
We have extensive experience in structuring a range of transactions, including:
- Joint ventures
- Structuring and advising on funding arrangements
- Distribution of royalties
- Related party transactions, including preparing Independent Expert Reports
- Securing debt
- Hedging strategies
- Offtake agreements
- Mining contracts
Working with clients throughout the project lifecycle, Pitcher Partners advise natural resources companies on a range of matters, including addressing regulatory obligations and structuring transactions. With our extensive experience in productivity and cost containment programs, business restructuring, system and process improvement, risk management, as well as assurance, tax and corporate finance, we have the insight and expertise that you can trust.
We have a deep understanding of the challenges faced by our clients in the natural resources sector and we continually monitor and assess the commercial implications of the everchanging regulatory landscape.