EY - M&A and capital raising in global mining and metals

EY Global Mining and Metals Webcast

M&A and capital raising in global mining and metals

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A big sigh of relief can be heard across the industry that 2016 is behind us. While the year ended on a high, it started with serious financial distress and an incredibly bleak outlook. The disciplines instilled through this experience will no doubt continue to influence the strategies into 2017.

Join our panel of EY global mining and metals professionals, led by Lee Downham, EY Global Mining & Metals Transaction Leader, for an interactive discussion on the highlights of mergers, acquisitions and capital raising trends in 2016. We'll also share our views on the outlook for 2017, including;

  • Trends emerging from 2016 – M&A and capital raising
  • Who's selling? Who's buying? And what are they buying?
  • What we can expect for the year ahead?
  • What miners can do to prepare for future growth


EY - Lee Downham

Lee Downham


Lee Downham heads the global transaction focus in the Mining & Metals sector. He joined EY’s transaction team in 2004 and has worked almost exclusively in the mining & metals sector since, with a focus on buy-side and sell-side due diligence and public market listings.  Lee became a partner of EY in 2009, following which he was asked to head the global transaction focus in the sector as well as lead the UK Mining & Metals practice for the firm.

Prior to joining EY, Lee trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Blick Rothenberg (1996-1999), before joining a boutique corporate finance firm (BRCF) as an M&A adviser, and finally with Moore Stephens where he led the valuation and modelling teams.

He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Queen Mary University (1993-96) and a Masters in Finance from London Business School (2001-02)

Lee has experience in all aspects of corporate transactions and has led complex, cross-border assignments with teams covering valuation, buy side diligence, sell-side diligence, public debt and equity offerings, bid defence strategies and infrastructure advisory. He has worked in numerous countries, including the CIS, North and South America, Australia and Africa. Lee is also a leading commentator on the mining sector, providing editorial and appearing on broadcasts with sector-focused insights.

EY - Jenny Bessy

Jenny Bessy


Jenny Bessy is an Ernst & Young LLP Global Mining & Metals Transactions Sector Resident. She specialises in providing financial due diligence on acquisitions, divestments and capital raising in the mining & metal and oil & gas sectors. She is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the University of Manchester with a 1st class degree in Business Management with Accounting and Finance.

Jenny has been involved in client engagements in multiple jurisdictions including UK, Canada, Denmark, Africa, Turkey, Australia and the US and has a wide range of transaction experience including buy-side, sell-side and capital market deals.

She has assisted corporate and private equity clients to manage their acquisition and divestment processes, acting as an interface between client teams and external advisors to extract and provide relevant information from the business. She also coordinates the due diligence, accounting, taxation and advisory work streams to meet the clients’ needs.

EY - Hopewell Mauwa

Hopewell Mauwa


Hopewell Mauwa is a senior strategic analyst for the mining and metals sector at Ernst & Young LLP, focusing on Transaction Advisory Services. He advises and delivers analytical support to the global mining leadership in providing clients with financial and commercial due diligence on mergers and acquisitions, divestments, capital raising and points of view on industry dynamics as well as global megatrends.

Hopewell has extensive experience in financial and economic/strategic analysis having previously worked in corporate strategy departments at blue chip metals and mining companies such as ArcelorMittal and Anglo American (De Beers) and as industry analyst/consultant at CRU Analysis and the London Metal Exchange (LME).

Hopewell graduated with an MBA with distinction from Warwick Business School and a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Cambridge.