What we believe
Mining provides the raw materials that underpin global infrastructure and material innovation that enhance and maintain our lives.
It’s a material world
Global demand for mining products continues to increase and diversify driven by a growing global population, continued urbanization and material science innovation. Our homes, schools, universities, offices, hospitals, cars, bridges, roads, trains, aircraft, solar panels, wind turbines, computers, 3D printers, smart phones and the internet only exist because of metals extracted in operational mines.
Foresight and conviction
An inherently cyclical industry creates opportunities for investors to strategically position capital to earn through-cycle returns.
RCF is different
We have invested more than 20 years in acquiring and developing the right people, relationships and expertise to invest in mining. We devote the full scope of our technical and commercial talent, intellectual capital, and people-networks to remain at the forefront of alternative mining investment.
- Experience: RCF is experienced, having pioneered the concept of mining-focused private equity
- Extensive network: long-established relationships with both investors and mining specialists
- Trusted partner: many of our investors have been with us since Resource Capital Fund L.P. (“RCF I”), launched in 1998, and have continued to invest in our subsequent funds
- Diverse strategies: our investment strategies cater to different risk profiles and project stages including exploration, development and operations
- Enhancing innovation: we believe in the benefits of emerging technologies and fund their commercialization
- Global operations: our presence in both mining and financial centers provides first hand local market knowledge.
Advance, de-risk and innovate
RCF uses proprietary techniques to identify unique assets and apply fit-for-purpose due diligence to uncover technical and commercial opportunities to create and enhance value over time.
Experience and skill counts
Mining is highly specialized and requires technical skills to succeed. RCF has built a dedicated in-house team of experts in geology, mining, metallurgy, engineering, construction, ESG, and technology commercialization, who work in close collaboration with portfolio company management teams to enhance value whilst mitigating risk. Our commercial and legal teams combine technical and deep capital markets experience to ensure portfolio companies have access to expansion and development capital.
Unique perspectives enhance value
Our macroeconomic and commodity strategy capabilities allow us to appreciate trends and anticipate disruption to better allocate capital to investment opportunities with optimal risk weighted return profiles.
What we look for
Quality mineral assets, innovative and emerging technologies, and motivated management teams committed to using sustainable business practices.
We seek co-investment opportunities
We appreciate the role capital plays in supporting the creation of new commodity supplies over time. We have strong relationships with our partners and other mining investors and maintain an active co-investment program.
Managed by dedicated in-house resources, our co-investment program facilitates additional investments into our portfolio companies to assist them in efficiently achieving their funding requirements.
We support sustainable investment
We believe in the importance of responsible investing. This is reflected in our Responsible Investment Policy and Strategy and we are a signatory to the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2013. We promote sustainable business practices, by encouraging active management of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues by our portfolio company management teams.
Mining generates economic opportunities for society and members of local communities, providing jobs, building infrastructure, conducting training and fostering business development initiatives. These benefits are derived from mining companies establishing and maintaining close relationships with all stakeholders, particularly in land use and settlement planning, implementing cultural heritage plans, and rehabilitating mined land.