Mining & Resources

Corporate advisors, Asia and Australia.

AFG Venture Group's Mining & Resources division brings a wide knowledge of Australian and Southeast Asian resources, and the companies working in this space.

Our Group specialises in M&A and corporate advisory activities in the sector including:

  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Divestments
  • Equity raisings
  • Advice on restructures, path to market and implementation

Our Group has extensive experience in raising capital for mid market mining companies, as well as IPO's, investor relations, project development and corporate strategy with listed and unlisted emerging companies.

In addition to numerous sale mandates and capital raisings for the Australian mining sector, AFG Venture Group Australia, India and Indonesia are currently working with investors from India and China in particular in relation to likely investments into the Australian and Indonesian resource sectors. We are also working iwth a number of companies interested in gaining access to resource rich Myanmar.


Latest Mining & Resources News

Aug 22 2013COW Renegotiations – The Current Position and the Likely End Game by Bill Sullivan of Christian Teo Purwono & Partners

Jun 18 2013Myanmar mining sector: policy issues

May 15 2013Mining Industry Regulation in Indonesia – Domestic Processing & Refining – The Emperor has no Clothes

Apr 24 2013Is it time to pursue mining opportunities in Myanmar?

Apr 10 2013Indonesian Energy & Mining Sectors – Export Ban Revisited


Key Specialists

Professor Peter Church OAM - Chairman

Peter Church is an international lawyer and corporate adviser who has lived and worked in the South East Asian region for more than 35 years and is based in Singapore. Peter advises a varied group of major international companies in relation to their Asian investment and trading activities. He was for many years President of the Australia Indonesia Business Council and sat on numerous Australian Federal Government Boards, such as the Trade Policy Advisory Committee. [more...]

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Professor Peter Church OAM - Executive Chairman

Peter Church was born in Sydney and has spent almost his entire career as a lawyer and corporate adviser in the markets of South East Asia and India. In 1994 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) by the Australian Government for promotion of business between Australia and South East Asia. He has been appointed an Adjunct Professor at Curtin Business School, a Distinguished Professor at Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management in New Delhi and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai. He holds a number of directorships of listed and unlisted companies and has written a number of books on Asia. He recently commenced producing an oral history podcast on the lives of elderly Myanmar citizens who were born during the British co [more...]

Erwin Budiharto - International Specialist Advisor

Erwin Budiharto has extensive investment banking experience in a wide range of industries including time with Merril Lynch in the US but his principal area of expertise and interest for a number of years has been the Indonesian mining and resources sector (with a recent focus on iron ore, coal and manganese). Presently he is the Founder and Ceo of PT Windu Bentalanusa - an Iron Ore mining in Flores NTB,Indonesia as well as Coal mining/export from Kalimantan, Indonesia. In the past he has been the CFO of Setdco Oil and Gas Company, Financial Controller for P.T. Swakarya Sinarjaya and Business Development Director for PT. Surya Semesta Internusa and the export Director of a publicly listed company PT Ades Mineral Water Tbk. [more...]

Choo Lye Heng - International Specialist Advisor

Choo Lye Heng has over 30 years experience in banking and corporate finance, and has been extensively involved in fund-raising transactions (tapping the equity and debt capital markets) and in mergers and acquisitions. He has a successful track record in the institutions that he worked for, including the ING Group, and Banque Indosuez, which has a very long history of doing business in Asia. Lye Heng was Managing Director of Indosuez' Investment Banking unit in Singapore up to 1996. During this time, he had initiated a highly successful Mezzanine Debt business that worked in conjunction with the Bank's Private Equity division. [more...]

Deming Chung - International Specialist Advisor

Deming Chung has been with AFG Venture Group as an Associate Director since 2010. He has 8 years of experience spanning finance, entrepreneurial start-ups and business development consulting. He has prior experience with Barclays Capital as an Analyst supporting the Debt Syndications business; he performed due diligence on global loan syndication deals and provided direct support to the business line COO. During his tenure, he built up in depth knowledge in syndications as well as banking systems, processes and infrastructure. He is currently acting as partner of a sales advisory that provides consulting and executing capabilities to American technology and local SMEs that want to have a foothold in Asia. [more...]

Graham Libbesson - Executive Consultant

Graham was a chartered accountant for over 30 years. He was a partner at a largish firm of chartered accountants for 17 years, including being managing partner and senior tax partner.

For the last 20 years he has been Chairman and director of and/or advisor to, and shareholder in, various private and listed companies, including ICT and mining/exploration companies, and other technology companies.