BRISBANE, Australia– Veteran mining and energy bankers Nick Rees and Chris Williams have today announced the launch of Bridgend Capital Advisory, a new Brisbane-based independent capital advisory firm focused on the Natural Resources industry and related infrastructure and services sectors.
“Mining and energy companies see tremendous opportunities ahead to supply materials and deploy new technologies essential for energy transition, while still meeting today’s demand for commodities and energy security,” said Chris Williams, co-founder. “However, the capital landscape for the sector is more complex than ever and the interplay between different sources and classes of capital requires careful navigation. We have formed Bridgend Capital Advisory to help our Natural Resources clients access a wider range of markets and capital sources to finance operations, meet project funding requirements, and sustain growth.”
As trusted adviser, Bridgend Capital Advisory works closely with boards and executive teams to understand business and financing objectives, and deliver specialist advice, treasury support and optimal debt capital solutions to help build lasting value for stakeholders.
The newly formed firm is unique among peers in combining deep technical and industry knowledge with proven debt financing expertise, and capability that spans the full spectrum from non-recourse project financing for junior miners through to global public bond issuance for large investment-grade companies. The firm’s services include financing strategy, debt and ratings advisory, transaction execution, debt restructuring, and M&A support.
Co-founder Nick Rees noted, “Our firm is drawing on decades of Natural Resources financing experience gained from over US$30 billion in debt transactions globally, to deliver the very best advice and service to our clients. The Natural Resources industry remains the powerhouse of Australia’s economy and our team is passionate about supporting its growth and success by connecting diverse providers of capital from across global markets to our clients who need it.”
Nick Rees began his career as a Mining Engineer and Geologist before spending nearly 20 years in banking focused on Natural Resources financing in Australia and the Americas. Until mid-2021 he was Global Head of Natural Resources at National Australia Bank. Chris Williams began his career in accounting and funds management before moving into Fixed Income and Debt Capital Markets with Citibank and ANZ focused on mining and infrastructure. Since 2014 he has been delivering treasury and capital advisory services to resources and infrastructure companies.
About Bridgend Capital Advisory
Bridgend Capital Advisory is a Brisbane-based independent capital advisory firm exclusively focused on the Natural Resources industry and related sectors. As trusted adviser, the firm works in partnership with boards and executive teams to truly understand business and financing objectives, navigate a complex capital landscape, and deliver specialist advice, treasury support and optimal debt capital solutions to help build lasting value for stakeholders. At the heart of Bridgend Capital Advisory is a deep commitment to clients, exceptional service, and a conviction-led approach to tackling difficult challenges. The team’s experience and expertise span the full spectrum from non-recourse project financing for junior miners through to global public debt capital markets issuance for large investment-grade companies.