Peter Bacchus

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Peter previously acted as Global Head of Mining and Metals at Morgan Stanley and European Head of Investment Banking at Jefferies. Prior to relocating to London in 2006, he was based in Australia and Indonesia, where he was Asia-Pacific Head of Industrials and Natural Resources investment banking at Citigroup.

"Over this time, Peter has been integral to many of the sector's transformative events, including:

  • Strategic and financial adviser to First Quantum Minerals on its C$5.1Bn hostile public takeover of Inmet in 2013
  • Defence adviser to Rio Tinto in relation to the unsolicited pre-conditional offer received from BHP (the mining sector’s largest ever takeover offer), and defence adviser to Western Mining in relation to the unsolicited offer from Xstrata and ultimate sale to BHP (Australia’s largest ever cash takeover)
  • Strategic adviser to Chinese state-owned MinMetals in relation to its takeover offer for Canada’s Noranda; at the time the largest ever Chinese cross-border takeover offer
  • Adviser and financier to Fortescue Metals in relation to its $2.5Bn financing to build its highly strategic port, rail and mine infrastructure in Western Australia

"...Peter is a non-executive director of Gold Fields, publicly listed on the New York and Johannesburg stock exchanges, London-listed Kenmare Resources, and Australian listed Galaxy Resources. He is also Chairman of Africa-focused conservation charity, Space for Giants." [1]

"Peter Bacchus is a senior adviser to the global mining industry, having run Natural Resource Sector investment banking teams at Jefferies, Morgan Stanley, and Citigroup. He pioneered China’s engagements with the global mining community, advising the state-owned China MinMetals on its takeover offer for Noranda in Canada, and listed China Steel, CITIC Resources, and China National Coal on global stock exchanges. Peter has a 20-year track record of advising and raising capital for companies in Africa, having executed deals in a dozen different countries on the continent, including South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, and Angola."[2]

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  1. Bacchus Capital Advisers Team, organizational web page, accessed March 10, 2019.
  2. Space For Giants Team, organizational web page, accessed March 10, 2019.