EY - 2017 trends and 2018 outlook in mining and metals

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2017 trends and 2018 outlook in mining and metals

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As the focus on capital reinvestment gained momentum in 2017, the mining and metals industry experienced a shift from largely divestment-led drivers to strategic-led deals. With balance sheets largely restored and capital returns increasingly satisfying the needs of shareholders, the year ahead looks like it will be defined by investment strategies for the first time in several years.

Join our panel of EY global mining and metals professionals, led by Lee Downham, EY Global Mining & Metals Transaction Leader, for an interactive discussion of M&A and capital raising trends in 2017 and the outlook for 2018. Topics include:

  • Trends emerging from 2017 – M&A and capital raising
  • What we can expect for the year ahead
  • Where the capital is coming from
  • What miners can do to optimize their portfolios and prepare for the future

Please note that participants will earn CPE credits for this event.


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 - 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.

EY - Nadeem Khan

Nadeem Khan


Nadeem is a Director in Ernst & Young LLP’s Transaction Advisory Services practice where he has specialized in the mining and metals sector for over 10 years. Nadeem advises majors, mid cap and private capital funds on their transactions in the sector.

Nadeem has extensive experience in assisting our clients with their transaction diligence in connection with buy and sell side opportunities, as well as with public markets transactions. Nadeem’s expertise lies in complex cross border transactions.

Nadeem graduated from the University of Bristol where he obtained a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Accounting.