How to Sell a Company for $800M – Steven Dean & Marin Katusa

Steven Dean has extensive experience internationally in mining, including as President of Teck Cominco Limited (now Teck Resources Ltd.). Prior to joining Teck, Mr. Dean was a founding member of management of the Normandy Poseidon Group, (which became Normandy Mining) a co-founder of PacMin Mining Corporation which became a subsidiary of Teck Corporation in 1999. He was also a co-founder and former chairman of Amerigo Resources Ltd. More recently, Mr. Dean was Chairman and CEO and founder of Atlantic Gold Corporation, focused on gold exploration, development and production in Nova Scotia, which was sold to St. Barbara Limited in 2019 for $802 million after building its Moose River Consolidated Mine on time and on budget and operating at lowest decile cost profile in the gold sector.

Currently, Steven Dean is the Chairman and CEO and founder of Artemis Gold Inc. (TSX.V:ARTG), a gold development company spun out of Atlantic Gold Corporation prior to its acquisition. Mr. Dean is the former Chairman and a director of Sierra Metals Inc. (TSX:SMT), Chairman of Oceanic Iron Ore Corp. (TSX-V:FEO), a director of St Barbara Limited (ASX:SBM), and a recipient of the Viola R MacMillan award at this year’s 2020 PDAC.

Over the last decade, Marin Katusa has worked directly with and financed many companies of well-known individuals in the resource industry and has become one of the most trusted and well connected dealmakers in the junior resource sector.

During this time, he has become one of the most successful portfolio managers in the resource sector, such as his 2009 Fund Partnership (KC50 Fund, LLC) which has outperformed the comparable index, the TSX-V by over 600%.

Due to the current opportunities in the beaten down resource sector, Marin has decided to focus on maximizing the investment opportunities he see’s available in the current resource sector.