Investment Battlefield

Will you be crowned the next Investment Battlefield champion?

A platform for Africa's hottest emerging mining companies to help elevate their profiles with projects in Africa, the Investment Battlefield is back with a twist! Pitch your project to a panel of investors with even more watching around the globe. This year the Investment Battlefield will be hosted online!

It's the perfect opportunity to increase your chances of securing funding, you won’t get this kind of exposure anywhere else.

Compete in 2021 and you could win:

  • New connections with high-profile investors
  • Direct instant feedback from the investor judges about how you can maximise your appeal to attract funding  
  • International media coverage
  • Increase your chances of securing funding – read the 2018 winners’ investment story  
  • Winners will receive a free exhibition stand and tickets to the following year’s Mining Indaba
  • Profile featured in the Paydirt magazine

How it works

Successful applicants are grouped into commodity and lifecycle stages and invited to pitch their project to the investor judges. Each pitch lasts no longer than 5 minutes with 10 minutes of feedback from the judges.
The winner of each round will go on to the next stage to battle it out to become the champion and enter the Investment Battlefield Hall of Fame!

Congratulation to the 2020 Winner, Tietto Minerals

Mark Strizek, MD of Tietto Minerals impressed the judges with their entry: Fast Tracking the Development of the Abujar Gold Project, and emerged as the ultimate Battlefield winner. The project is located approximately 30km from the major regional city of Daloa in central western Côte D’Ivoire and the current resource stands at 45.5Mt @ 1.5g/t Au for 2.15Moz of contained gold.

2020 Finalists
*Runner up* Arc Minerals – represented by Remy Welschinger, Finance Director
Eco Graf – represented by Andrew Spinks, Managing Director
Roscan Gold – represented by Nana Bompeh Sangmuah, President & CEO

Thor Exploration Case Study

When Segun Lawson, CEO of Thor Exploration pitched their Segiloa Gold Project at the 2018 Investment Battlefield it was the first-time global investors had heard the Thor story.

Now, 18 months after being crowned the champion, Thor Exploration has secured financial backing with long-term stakeholder, Africa Finance Corporation. 

We caught up with Segan Lawson about his journey since being crowned “Best Emerging Mining Project in Africa”.

Read the Case Study for the full story and discover how you can take part in the Investment Battlefield 2020.