What you will learn

Fast-track your career as an analyst or dealmaker in the mining sector.

  • Understand the phases of a mining life-cycle from early mineral exploration to closure, and be able to identify the key funding methods used for each stage.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of how to fund mining companies, and be able to craft the optimal capital structure consisting of senior and subordinated debt, and equity.

  • Know the material risks faced when investing in mining companies, and understand how funders factor risk into their evaluation of potential returns on investment.

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Sign-up to fast-track your learning and development, and increase your confidence in the area of mining finance today.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Mining Finance

    • A message from the instructor

    • How to use this course

    • Desired Learning Outcomes Survey

  • 2

    Chapter 1 - The Mining Life-cycle

  • 3

    Chapter 2 - Funding Sources and Capital Structures

  • 4

    Chapter 3 - Project Finance

  • 5

    Chapter 4 - Corporate Financing

    • Chapter 4.1 - Introduction

    • Chapter 4.2.1 - Types of Corporate Facilities

    • Chapter 4.2.2 - Asset-Based Financing

    • Chapter 4.2.3 - Export Credit Agencies

    • Chapter 4.3 - Corporate Financial Analysis

    • Chapter 4 Summary

    • Chapter 4 - Corporate Financial Analysis Quiz

  • 6

    Chapter 5 - Financial Covenants

    • Chapter 5 - Financial Covenants

  • 7

    Chapter 6 - Financial Modelling Introduction

    • Chapter 6.1 - Introduction

    • Chapter 6.2 - Profitability Drivers and Economic Assumptions

    • Chapter 6.3 - Internal Profitability Drivers

    • Chapter 6.4 - Process Flow (Putting the Links Together)

    • Chapter 6.5 - Tax

    • Practice Activity 6.5 Tax

    • Chapter 6.6 - Working Capital

    • Practice Activity 6.6: Working Capital

    • Chapter 6.7 - Debt

    • Practice activity 6.7: Debt

    • Chapter 6.8 - Accounting Statements

    • Chapter 6.9 - Cashflow Model

    • Chapter 6.10 - Graphs Part 1

    • Chapter 6.11 - Graphs Part 2

    • Chapter 6.12 - Graphs Part 3

    • Chapter 6.13 - Data Summary and Useful Functions

    • Chapter 6.14 - Data Tables

    • Chapter 6.15 - Goal Seek Breakeven Analysis

  • 8

    Chapter 7 - Credit Analysis for Project Finance and Corporate Finance

    • Chapter 7.1 Intro

    • Chapter 7.2 - Preparation of Term sheets

    • Chapter 7.3 - Risk Assessment

    • Chapter 7.4 - Sources of Information

    • Chapter 7.5 - Contents of a credit paper

    • Chapter 7.6 Executive Summary

    • Chapter 7.7 Transaction Summary Part 1

    • Chapter 7.8 Transaction Summary Part 2

    • Chapter 7.9 Transaction Summary Part 3

    • Chapter 7.10 Company Description

    • Chapter 7.11 Deal Structure

    • Chapter 7.12 Financial analysis Part 1

    • Chapter 7.13 Financial analysis Part 2

    • Chapter 7.14 Financial Model Forecasts Part 1

    • Chapter 7.15 Financial Model Forecasts Part 2 Covenants

    • Chapter 7.16 Stress Testing

    • Chapter 7.17 Peer Comparison

    • Chapter 7.18 Risks and Mitigants

    • Chapter 7.19 Rating and LGD

    • Chapter 7.20 Value Proposition

    • Chapter 7.21 Credit Thesis

  • 9

    Chapter 9 - Pitch Books and Presentations

    • Chapter 9.1 - Introduction To Presentations and Pitchbooks

    • Chapter 9.2 - Disclaimer

    • Chapter 9.3 - Executive Summary

    • Chapter 9.4 - Setting the Stage

    • Chapter 9.5 - Financial Model Analysis (part 1)

    • Chapter 9.6 - Financial Model Analysis (part 2)

    • Chapter 9.7 - Financial Model Analysis (part 3)

    • Chapter 9.8 - Solutions

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    • Chapter 9.9 - Recommendation and Way Forward

    • Chapter 9.10 - Credentials and Deal Team

    • Chapter 9.11 - Layout and Templates

  • 10

    Chapter 10 - Putting it all Together

  • 11

    Congratulations on Completing the Course!!!

    • Course Completion

    • Before you go...

Instructor

Perry Fisher

Instructor

Perry Fisher

Perry has extensive experience in investment banking and education. While an investment banker he structured multimillion-dollar transactions, developed pricing models, managed investment-related risks, prepared client pitches and successfully closed deals. Prior to investment banking, Perry worked as a training facilitator for a small business incubator program. He also taught A-level Economics, Statistics and Mathematics at one of South Africa's most prestigious high schools, and authored mathematics textbooks for distance learning students. Perry holds a Bachelor’s degree in statistics and actuarial science and an honours degree in advanced mathematics of finance.

Satisfied Clients: Financial Services

Absa bank
coronation merchant bank
ECIC
Eskom
FBN Quest
RMB
FSCA
Stanbic Bank