At PDAC 2020, when the previous edition of this report was launched, the mood was buoyant as rising precious metals prices had triggered a wave of M&A activity. However, the Covid-19 wrecking ball and ensuing lockdown sent the sector into disarray, as the unprecedented pandemic reduced operations to a bare minimum, taking months to return to full capacity.
Despite the unique challenges faced in 2020, the second half of the year breathed new life into the mining sector, illustrated by new listings on the TSXV increasing by 71% in 2020, with the amount of capital raised increasing by 89%. While a correction in the precious metals market at the start of 2021 has taken the shine out of the PM space to some extent, producers are awash with free cash flow, the junior sector has reignited, and macro conditions are aligned for mining to flourish in the years ahead.
Drawing from over 70 interviews with the leading industry executives, Global Business Reports presents its annual guide to the different companies involved across the full value chain of Ontario mining, including the financial institutions on Bay Street, mining producers and juniors headquartered in Toronto with operations across the globe, and an innovation-led service sector.
“Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange are the world’s leading capital markets for global mining companies. Our leadership and position at the center of the Canadian capital markets affords us a unique opportunity to interact with all stakeholders in the global mining sector. Of course, this includes sector-focused publications such as Global Business Reports (GBR). It is always our pleasure to work with GBR and its team of professionals; whether it is to provide perspectives on sector trends and opportunities or the insightful coverage they provide to so many of our global companies and jurisdictions. What stands out the most working with GBR is the true global nature and focus of their business, as well as the professional and enthusiastic team they have around the world. GBR is focused on the global mining sector with people on the ground in these key jurisdictions, or as in the past year – has the technological flexibility to reach the global mining stakeholders and audience. This is aligned with our own approach to the sector and focus.” - Dean McPherson, Global Head of Mining, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange
“I had the distinct pleasure of collaborating with GBR for the Ontario Mining 2021 publication released at the virtual PDAC event. GBR staff are knowledgeable about the mining industry and its various stakeholders; interviews are professional and on-point. I personally appreciated an opportunity to share insights about our industry through my perspective as President of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and as an executive at BESTECH with our transformative solutions for mining companies. The diversity of content in the report is important to readers and GBR is achieving this broad outlook. Highly recommended!” - Samantha Espley, Vice President, BESTECH & Past-President CIM
“The Global Business Reports continue to cover a wide range of topics and cover each of them in sufficient detail to provide the audience with real insight into the important and topical issues in that business. The quality of the GBR interviews are the differentiator with respect to so many other sources of information. And because of the level of detail they offer, the GBR reports are some of the most informative and authoritative articles to be found, and always have something new to say. “ - Douglas Morrison, President & CEO
“I have collaborated with GBR for many years. I’m always impressed with their reach and insight in mining. Their inclusive approach to reporting sheds light on an industry that strives for transparency but is still not well understood. GBR shines bright in my books.” - Michael White, President & CEO, IBK Capital
“It was a pleasure, once again, to collaborate with GBR on the Mining in Ontario and Toronto’s Global Reach 2021 Report. As our industry emerges from the pandemic and works together to build back better and stronger, it’s critical to hear the perspectives of so many leaders that will shape the future of mining.” - Jody Kuzenko, President & CEO, Torex Gold
“GBR is a world-renowned magazine that interviews many top executives. Their publications showcase a holistic view of the mining sector. I am very pleased to have worked with GBR for over 3 years.” - Jose Vizquerra, President & CEO, O3 Mining
“I enjoy working with the GBR team, and I always look forward to their publications. Their mining executive interviews and features provide valuable insights into our industry.” - Roy Slack, Director, Cementation
"It was a very positive experience to work with the GBR team on the Mining in Ontario 2021 edition. The GBR team's deep understanding and insight into the global mining industry is reflective of their dedicated and organised approach. My consulting company has worked with GBR on a few occasions and always been pleased with the resulting interview and high-quality publications. Thank you for the great work and positive contribution to the mining industry.” - James Lill, Manager - Eastern Canada, Mining Plus
"It has been a pleasure to work with GBR over the years - they have afforded us the ability to bring attention to our role in the industry, as well as the insights of countless others. Collaborations with GBR are always professional and thorough and the content put out is vital to the industry. I commend the work the GBR is doing and look forward to continuing to contribute in the future." - Mike Campigotto, President, SafeSight Exploration Inc.
“Working with the Global Business Reports team, is always easy and a pleasure. GBR’s new platform is consistent with the high quality of research that it puts out to the investor community, and Steppe Gold is proud to have its story shared through GBR’s work.” - Aneel Waraich, Director, Steppe Gold