Perhaps some help from these guys on the equity side.


Resource Capital Funds

Resource Capital Funds is a mining-focused private equity firm that works closely with its portfolio companies to build strong, successful and sustainable businesses that produce superior returns to all shareholders.

Founded in 1998, Resource Capital Funds ("RCF" or the "Funds") are private equity funds with mandates to make investments exclusively in the mining sector across a diversified range of hard mineral commodities and geographic regions. 

The Funds employ a range of investment styles and have significant discretion to structure transactions to reflect the risks and opportunities associated with each individual investment. All investment decisions are based upon a fundamental understanding of the technical parameters of the underlying mining projects. 

RCF is actively investing its fifth fund, Resource Capital Fund V L.P., with committed capital of $1.02 billion, and currently manages approximately $1.1 billion of assets through its other two active private equity funds, Resource Capital Fund IV L.P. and Resource Capital Fund III L.P (as of 3/31/12).  The Funds' committed capital is sourced primarily from US-based institutional investors. 

Since inception, Resource Capital Funds have supported approximately 111 mining companies (and several mining-services companies) involving projects located in 38 countries and relating to 27 commodities. 

The Funds are managed by RCF Management L.L.C. which has its principal office in Denver and additional offices in Perth, New York (Long Island) and Toronto. RCF pioneered the concept of mining-focused private equity funds and has succeeded in delivering industry leading returns to its investors, portfolio companies and fellow equity investors.