Private equity shows little appetite for speciality minerals

By Myles McCormick
Published: Monday, 03 August 2015

As an alternative source of finance for mining and exploration companies, private equity investment continues to strongly support mainstream metals. Its interest in speciality industrial minerals remains low, however.

Investment by private equity (PE) firms in the mining industry has seen a major increase in H1 2015, but this interest is restricted to the major commodities, leaving speciality industrial minerals to continue to rely on capital markets.

The first half of the year saw 61 reported PE investments into...