To create a portfolio of strategically significant investments in battery and technology metal and mineral resources which can respond to an emerging global consensus that reducing the world’s carbon footprint requires a radical and profound change in the sources, uses and storage of energy. We are in the midst of a radical transition in energy and nation states are driving this change through regulation and legislation which will increase global demand for these resources to an unprecedented scale.
Using financial, technical and transaction experience we aim to capture the opportunity of an underlying secular change where battery mineral demand and pricing will decouple from global GDP.
We will enable growth in EVs & grid scale electricity storage which delivers lasting value for all our stakeholders and at the same time deliver superior returns for our investors.
- OUR STRATEGY
We will invest in undercapitalised mining and processing companies:
- In established mining and processing jurisdictions
- With well advanced, scaleable assets
- That have low logistics and processing risks and can be brought into production rapidly
We will also create a path to facilitate emerging technologies that will enhance the value of strategically important metals and minerals.
- THE OPPORTUNITIES
A major structural change in global battery mineral demand is underway, driven by government regulation and a global consensus to urgently reduce greenhouse emissions.
The impact on battery mineral demand will dwarf even the commodity impact of China’s industrialisation in the last 20 years.
The mining industry, large and small, is unprepared to meet global demand as good quality assets have been starved of capital.
Faced with a confusing array of opportunities to invest in battery technologies, investors have overlooked the mining sectors’ ability to supply materials that are vital to the adoption of an expanding, electric future.
- CREATING VALUE
We will create value by working with existing management teams to provide
- Growth capital
- Technical support
- Experience in securing future finance
- Expertise in building a credible ESG framework
- Delivery of an ultimate exit strategy
Where possible, VBR will apply a phased and risk managed development approach in its investments to achieve large scale revenue and cash flows.
- WHY VISION BLUE?
We have identified a pipeline of opportunities across critical battery minerals providing a simple way to accelerate investment into the global market opportunity.
Our team’s track record demonstrates a unique analysis of global dynamics to spot opportunities and act rapidly to capture value which has been overlooked by others.
By understanding finance and mining risks we act decisively to capture opportunity.
- NextSource Materials NextSource Materials is developing the fully permitted Molo Project, one of the largest-known and highest quality flake graphite deposits in the world.
- Ferro-Alloy Resources Group The Ferro-Alloy Resources Group is developing the giant Balasausqandiq vanadium deposit in southern Kazakhstan. The ore at this deposit is unlike that of nearly all other primary vanadium deposits and is capable of being treated by a much lower cost process.
Sir Mick Davis CEO
Vision Blue was founded by Sir Mick Davis, a highly successful mining executive accredited with building Xstrata plc into one of the largest mining companies in the world prior to its acquisition by Glencore plc. Before listing Xstrata on the LSE as CEO he was CFO of Billiton plc and Chairman of Billiton Coal which he joined from the position of Eskom CFO.
During his career in mining he has raised over US$40bn from global capital markets and successfully completed over US$120bn of corporate transactions, including the creation of the Ingwe Coal Corporation in South Africa; the listing of Billiton on the LSE; the merger of BHP and Billiton; as well as numerous transactions at Xstrata culminating in the sale to Glencore plc.
Sir Mick Davis is a Chartered Accountant by profession, and holds an honours degree in Commerce from Rhodes University, South Africa and an Honorary Doctorate from Bar Ilan University, Israel.
Graham Chapman is a highly experienced mining executive with a strong technical background who has worked for some of the world’s leading mining companies. Previous roles include Vice President Strategy for BHP Billiton, President Director of Billiton Indonesia and Advisor on International Development to the CEO of SUEK (Russia’s largest coal producer). In addition, he has worked in smaller companies and start-ups, where he has earned significant fund-raising experience and has completed projects in Colombia, South Africa and Madagascar. He also has significant experience working in Mongolia where he was CEO of two mining companies, completing a successful turnaround process on an operating mine.
Graham has worked in over 20 different countries and is a Fellow of the Geological Society, London. He was previously a Board member of the World Coal Association and Vice Chairman of the UNECE ad hoc Group of Experts.
Graham holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in geology and an MBA.
Prior to working with Vision Blue Resources Thras Moraitis was Chief Development Officer and a member of the Management Board of EuroChem Group AG, one of the world’s leading fertiliser producers. He was also previously a co-founder of X2 Resources and Group Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs and a member of the Xstrata Plc Executive Committee. At Xstrata he was responsible for strategic development, post-acquisition integration, leadership development, external affairs and investor relations as well as Xstrata’s technology business.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of FLSmidth and Reload Greece Foundation (UK). Between 2016 and 2019 Thras was Executive Director of SuSeWi, a growth company developing a cost efficient and scalable method for producing microalgae.
Aaron Treyvaud has more than 20 years of experience in the mining, banking, and private equity sectors. His work for global investment banks and high profile investment groups has included corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital markets transactions, valuation and technical due diligence.
Prior to joining Vision Blue Resources he was Head of Corporate Development for IPULSE Group (part of the Ivanhoe Group). Aaron was also previously Head of Business Development for QKR Corp. and a former Director of Investec Resources’ M&A team. Prior to joining Investec Aaron worked at Gresham Partners and UBS in Australia.
Aaron began his career as a mining consultant at MINSERVE Group having graduated in Engineering from the University of Queensland. He also holds a Master’s of Applied Finance from Melbourne University.
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