The metals and mining sector is crucial to the ongoing energy transition, supplying critical minerals needed for its success, including in data centers, electric vehicles, and in accelerated infrastructure spend supported by governments.

With a sharper focus on sustainability, technological adoption, and securing resources, leaders are confronted with a range of challenges that require critical decisions on corporate strategy, project development and approvals, operating models, technology adoption, decarbonization, and performance improvement.

For over three decades, our team has advised some of the world’s leading metals & mining companies on strategy and transactions, capital projects, operations, risk and disputes, and restructuring. Through hundreds of projects, culminating in billions of dollars in documented value, our metals and mining experts draw on their global experience not only as consultants, but also as interim managers. Our teams are senior and collaborate closely with client counterparts to drive significant change that achieves lasting results.

Our work and client impact touches the full mine-to-market value chain, from resource scoping and planning, through excavation, concentrate processing, and refining and smelting. We bring significant experience in all base and precious metals, critical minerals, coal, iron ore, and specialty materials. In addition, we have dedicated, senior teams supporting steel, aluminum, and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals. 

Our teams have significant experience and demonstrated track records in remote mining locations (including arctic), integrated mining operations, and mega projects.

Metals and mining is an intricate and commoditized industry. However, we believe there are more ways to find an edge and propel success to the "future mine" and "future plant" than ever before. We are equipped to help you deliver lasting results in your most critical moments.

How we can help

Strategy

We help clients establish North Star objectives, shape capital priorities, navigate go-to-market decisions, and design and build requirements to win, including building a portfolio of Tier 1 assets and ensuring capabilities exist to deliver strategy.

M&A, Carveouts, and PMI

Our dedicated transaction team excels in providing diligence, valuation, carveout planning and execution, and post-merger integration services. We assess early-stage mega project investments through to separation or acquisition of operating assets.

Operating Models

We design organizations with the capabilities to deliver, advising on G&A sizing and design, shared services, remote operating centers, project execution and high-performing asset teams.

Digital Enablement

We help organizations design and embed digital tools to become the mine and processing plant of the future, including connected workers, AI/ML-enabled analytics and decision making, AI forecasting and planning, AI/ML hedging solutions, mine and plant technology adoptions, and cyber-resilience and cybersecurity. We have dedicated professionals working at the intersection of the metals and mining industry and digital and emergent solutions.

Investigations, Disputes & Risk

We focus on resource industries, resource nationalism, and mining concessions and permits with services to assist companies with litigation, arbitration, investigation, and compliance challenges.

Performance Improvement

We work with metals and mining companies to improve operating income through operational levers including mine, mill, and refining and smelting debottlenecking, recovery, maintenance and reliability, raw material management, supply chain, cost takeout, capital efficiency, and working capital, among others.

Project Excellence

We support across the full project lifecycle, from concept and scoping, through feasibility, engineering, construction, commissioning, and hand-over. We drive project outcomes across capex, opex, throughput right-sizing, metallurgical (recovery and grade) economic trade-offs, net smelter return impacts, cut-off grade optimization, and integrated mine and processing planning.

Turnaround & Restructuring

Our team helps companies manage liquidity and crises in extremely challenging situations, and act as interim management through bankruptcy cases.

Low Carbon & Circular Waste

We support emissions and circular waste baselining, value-at-risk exposure evaluations, emissions forecasting, and the development and execution of marginal abatement initiatives. In particular, we evaluate grid and behind-the-meter solutions for mining assets, support diesel-to-electric fleet evaluation and implementation, and design and execute decarbonization programs.

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