Many people blame the TSX Venture’s 4-year collapse on falling commodity prices. In part, that has certainly played a role, but it’s not the sole contributor. You see, for an entire exchange to lose approximately 70% of its value during a 4-year period there must be more to the story than gold dropping 40% or oil 50%. And I have an idea what that might be…
There is a crisis of confidence in many management teams that are leading exploration companies on the Venture. And for good reason…
Many of these management teams have no track record of getting deals done (mergers, acquisitions, buyouts, advancing assets to production), particularly in tough times. In light of that, what do retail investors have to get excited about with these types of companies?
While some of these companies with mediocre management were able to raise millions of dollars during the boom times, investors are well aware those days aren’t coming back anytime soon.
Management teams without extensive – and often international – connections, and a track record of success, don’t have the ability to raise capital in this market to keep investors excited about their story. It’s little surprise that there are rumored to be around 500 companies on the TSX Venture with less than 100K in their treasuries…
As you know, financing capital leads to news, and positive news leads to share price appreciation. Without that hope of development, retail investors have little reason to speculate, resulting in a slow and painful death for many resource companies now in their 2nd or 3rd year on life support.
Doom and gloom aside, let me jump into the purpose of this blog entry: Opportunity. Given how beaten down the commodity space is, there are a ton of companies, with stout management teams, trading for pennies now.
Given all the bad management teams who lack the experience to get through this historic bearish period, how does one go about finding the ‘stout’ management teams?
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Mark O’Dea was the CEO of Fronteer Gold. Before the company was acquired by Newmont, O’Dea managed to raise equity capital for Fronteer of roughly $330 million. He grew the company from a $2 million startup into a well-funded, high profile, development focused gold company. Fronteer was eventually acquired by Newmont in 2011 in a deal worth roughly $2.3 billion.
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It was September 2014, and the junior resource bear market was nearly 4-years old, but that didn’t stop Ivan Bebek from reaching the pinnacle of industry success. As the President, CEO and co-founder of gold explorer Cayden Resources, Bebek led the company to a deal with Agnico Eagle during one of the worst resource markets in decades. Agnico Eagle agreed to acquire Cayden for roughly $205 million in September 2014. Download our Ebook to find out about the other small cap gold exploration company Ivan Bebek co-founded. It currently has a market cap of roughly $35 million.
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