Big picture - Why invest in African Battery Metals
African Battery Metals Snapshot
Battery metals represents a key growth sector with tight supply fundamentals of key battery commodities, notably cobalt. It is ABM’s strategy to leverage its access to a significant project pipeline, to become a substantial operator in this market sector.
ABM’s main assets are two cobalt-copper exploration licences in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”), with pipeline access, via partners, to further licenses in the battery metal space both in the DRC and other African countries and a prospective high grade gold exploration project in Sierra Leone.
ABM’s objective is to effectively and rapidly advance its portfolio right through to production stage. ABM may also, over time and given its access to a healthy pipeline, add to its portfolio not only in cobalt-copper and gold, but potentially also in other battery metals.
Wherever ABM explores and operates it always does so using the highest degree of integrity and ethical standards.
Chief Executive Officer
Roger was previously Managing Director, Investment Banking and Head of Dundee Securities Europe Ltd., which he joined to establish its London office with an emphasis on capital raising for mining and oil & gas companies.
Roger’s previous positions include Managing Director at Renaissance Capital, successfully raising capital for a variety of companies, and Head of Sales for Canaccord Adams, London, where he was also a member of its UK Executive Committee. Earlier in his career in the finance industry he worked in mining sector sales for Deutsche Bank, as a mining analyst for both Deutsche Bank and SG Warburg and as a researcher for the World Gold Council.
Roger began his career as a geologist working for Anglovaal Mining and BP in Africa. Roger has a B.Sc (Hons) in Geology an M.Sc. in Hydrogeology and an MBA (finance).
Executive Director & Finance Director
Matt is a qualified chartered accountant who has a broad range of managerial skills, gained during a career spanning more than 15 years in the financial sector.
He is the Managing Director and one of the founders of ONE Advisory Group, a City of London-based multi-disciplined advisory firm founded in 2006, which provides a full suite of plc services to growth companies, utilising the small cap expertise of its staff in the areas of corporate finance, corporate law, management accounts and company secretarial. Prior to this Matt worked as a NOMAD in the corporate finance department of Beeson Gregory (which became Evolution Securities and was later sold to Investec), advising both AIM and Full List companies on a wide range of transactions including IPOs, secondary fundraisings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings.
Matt is an experienced Non-Executive and Finance Director and is a member of audit and remuneration committees.
Iain is a seasoned mining executive with over 30 years’ experience in senior management and executive roles in both the junior and major mining sectors.
He has a track record of operating, developing and financing mining projects, including having led a number of significant stock market listings, specifically on the London, UK and North American markets and has developed a network of private and institutional investors
In the junior sector he operated in senior operational and executive roles in Western and Eastern Europe and Russia including the development of three new mining projects before moving to South Africa as UraMin’s Chief Operating Officer and subsequently CEO.
From late 2009 to July 2014 he was Chief Executive Officer of Elemental, building the team that has taken the project through exploration into project development and raising the finance to support the successful fast-track project strategy, delivering an on-time and on-budget advanced pre-feasibility study in September 2012.
In late 2014, Iain co-founded Madini with a group of similarly experienced mining professionals focusing on African near cash high margin mining projects.