Bert Koth has joined the London office of Denham Capital Management, where he will focus on opportunities within the global mining sector. He previously worked on M&A and business development with mining company BHP Billiton.
Denham Capital Management LP (“Denham”), a leading energy- and commodities-focused global private equity firm, today announces the appointment of Bert Koth to its London office focusing on opportunities within the global mining sector. Koth will join Dr. Louis van Pletsen, Partner and Head of Denham’s London Office, and Managing Partner Carl Tricoli, who is responsible for the firm’s global Natural Resources investments including oil and gas, coal, metals and mineral mining, timber, agriculture and water, in working primarily on mining investments worldwide.
Mr. Koth has over 12 years’ experience in originating and executing transactions in the global resources industry. He joins Denham from the world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton, after four years working on M&A, Strategy and Business Development activities. In this role he was involved in a wide range of transactions including the proposed acquisition of Rio Tinto and a range of other deals including a joint venture with Norilsk Nickel, the acquisition of BHP Billiton’s 33.3% stake in the Sangaredi Alumina refinery project in Guinea from TSX listed mining company Global Alumina, and a joint venture with Indonesian nickel producer Antam. Prior to BHP Billiton, Mr. Koth was Vice President in the Metals and Mining team at Deutsche Bank, London and an associate at ING Barings in Amsterdam and Johannesburg. He holds a PhD in Accounting and Corporate Finance and a Graduate Degree in Business Administration from the University of Economics, Vienna.
Commenting on the appointment Stu Porter, Founder and CEO of Denham stated, “Bert has an outstanding track record in natural resources transactions both as a principal investor and as an adviser. He will further add to Denham’s in-depth industry knowledge and bolster the capability within the London Office and we look forward to him joining our team. With experienced and seasoned industry professionals such as Bert on the team, we have a unique viewpoint from which to identify and capture opportunities for creating value that others may overlook.”
About Denham Capital Management:
Founded in 2004, Denham Capital Management is a leading global private equity firm, with offices in Boston, Houston, Short Hills, New Jersey, Sao Paulo and London. With approximately $4.3 billion of invested and committed capital, Denham makes direct investments in all segments of the energy and commodities value chain, including oil and gas, mining, timber, power, carbon assets and energy-related infrastructure and services. The firm invests globally, with investments currently in the US, Canada, South America, Europe, Russia/CIS, Asia, Africa and Australia, and across all parts of the capital structure and all stages of the corporate and asset lifecycle, from development projects to mature, operating businesses. Denham typically targets investments in the $50 million to $250 million range. For more information about Denham Capital, visit www.denhamcapital.com. Denham Capital Management does not provide investment advisory services to the public. Denham Capital Management (sm) is a trademark of Denham Capital Management LP