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Company Overview of Pala Investments Holdings Limited

Company Overview

Pala Investments Holdings Limited is a private equity and a venture capital firm specializing in startups, early stage, and growth capital investments. It also invests in re-financings of public and private companies. The firm invests in mining and natural resources sector with a focus on mining, services and consumables, energy, and infrastructure sectors. Within the mining sector, it focuses on base metals, precious metals, Coal, Uranium, coal-bed methane and industrial minerals. For its investments in services and consumables sector, the firm invests in mining consumables; Mining contractors, Drilling services, mining services, mineral processing, mining and processing technology. Within ...

12 Castle Street

St. Helier

Jersey,  JE2 3RT

United Kingdom

Founded in 2006

Key Executives for Pala Investments Holdings Limited

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Managing Director of Technical and Operations
Age: 54
General Counsel
Age: 37
Vice President of African Business Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Pala Investments Holdings Limited Key Developments

Pala Investments Announces Executive Changes

Pala Investments announced that Michael Barton will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of company, succeeding Jan Castro who has resigned from the role, with immediate effect. Over the last 8 years, Mr. Castro's leadership has produced a strong track-record of successful investments and value-creation at investee companies across the mining and mining-related sectors. Mr. Barton has been with Pala since its formation and moves to Chief Executive Officer from the role of Chief Investment Officer.

Pala Investments Announces Executive Changes

Pala Investments announced the expansion of its team and several promotions. Michael Barton will lead Pala's Investment Team in the new role of Chief Investment Officer, overseeing opportunity evaluation, transaction execution, and investment management. Michael has been involved in many of company's transactions, has developed numerous investment opportunities and, as a board member, has provided effective oversight and value-enhancing guidance to many of company's investments. Martyn Buttenshaw has been promoted to Vice President within company's Investment Team. In particular, Martyn has worked closely with Sierra Rutile since 2011 in the successful development and execution of strategic plans, growth projects, product marketing, and achievement of operational goals. Mike Brown has been promoted to Managing Director and will continue to lead company's Technical and Operations Team. Mike has overseen operational successes across Pala's portfolio, including the doubling of production at Sierra Rutile, and the successful construction and commissioning of Asian Mineral Resources' underground nickel sulfide mine. Phil Day has joined company'sTechnical and Operations Team in the role of Senior Manager. Phil brings extensive metallurgical expertise to the group, having led AMEC's process engineering business in the Americas. Prior to AMEC, Phil worked for BHP Billiton and Anaconda in Australia, also in process engineering. Philip Clegg has been promoted to Vice President and will assume a new role as the head of company's Finance Team. Philip has delivered a number of financial projects for Pala's portfolio companies and, in 2012, was seconded as the CFO of Dumas Mining, where he advised on M&A and strategic partnerships, developed management processes, and refinanced the business. In his new role, Philip will lead Pala's partnership with its portfolio companies in financial matters, including M&A, capital raising, financial strategy and management, and will oversee acquisition finance for new company's investments. Richard Brown will remain in his role as Manager -- Finance. Richard will retain day-to-day responsibility for all internal financial matters, including financial and management reporting, and cash management. In addition, Richard will continue to lead tax and corporate structuring, for both Pala and potential new investments.

Pala Reportedly Seeks Buyers For Stake In WDS

Lazard scouting for buyers for Pala Investments Holdings Limited’s 24.8% stake in WDS Limited (ASX:WDS), Street Talk reported citing sources.

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