We specialise in acquiring operating interests in base metals and gold projects which require unique development expertise.
We invest in sustainable mining development projects and existing operations with upside growth potential and flexibility to weather cyclicality in global commodity markets
We take a long term investment philosophy and work closely with our local partners, communities, and stakeholders to develop projects in a sustainable and environmentally positive manner
Sycamore Mining has a diverse team of professionals based in various countries of activity. We operate out of Cyprus, London, Tel-Aviv, Conakry, Eswatini, Johannesburg, Sofia, Belgrade and Beijing.
Sycamore Mining’s activities include gold, base metals and ferrous developments in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner.
Our team has significant experience unlocking value in gold projects that range from early-stage development through to mine-restart.
We specialise in base metals mine development and extracting value from base metals re-processing projects.
We have a deep understanding of the bulk commodity markets and can manage and optimise the full supply chain from mine to customer.
Our team has strong long term connections in the metals markets and experience in managing metals and concentrates.
We are experienced in extracting value from mining waste stockpiles and processing into saleable products in a sustainable manner.
Sycamore believes in the importance of environmental, social and governance standards (ESG) in its work.
In this area, we take a proactive approach to the applicable review, monitoring and intervention steps that need to be taken (both for our assessment of new prospects, as well as featuring prominently in our management of existing assets).
We hold ourselves to a strict ESG Compliance Framework and aim to promote and advance asset development approaches underpinned by the following:
Sycamore Mining’s team includes talent from Xstrata, Wood Mackenzie, Goldman Sachs, Ambrian Partners & Venmyn Deloitte’s.
Matthew has over 18 years of commercial advisory and marketing/trading experience in the mining and energy industries. Until recently Matthew ran Wood Mackenzie’s metals and mining advisory practice in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Russia/CIS and has overseen multiple commercial advisory, strategic investment and project feasibility engagements across the base metals, gold and coal industries. Prior to Wood Mackenzie, he worked for Xstrata in Singapore and Australia, responsible for managing contracting arrangements for new mine developments and establishing Xstrata’s marketing/trading structure in Singapore. Matthew worked closely with the corporate business development team on identifying acquisition targets and markets. Prior to Xstrata, Matthew held various senior positions in the resource industry in Singapore, Australia, PNG and the UK (most recently with (BHP Billiton). Matthew has a BSc in Geology from the University of Durham and an MSc in Basin Evolution and Dynamics from University of London. He has a deep understanding of the bulk commodities markets; having managed end to end supply chain for several of the major miners.
Leor Ceder has a long successful track record in capital raising transactions in equity and debt for a wide scale of institutions in the developed and developing markets. Prior to Sycamore, Leor was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs International where he ran the Securities Division’s business in Africa, Turkey, Israel and Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to a ten year career at Goldman Sachs, Leor worked at Deutsche Bank in Israel specialising in corporate finance and risk management. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Leor worked at Credit Suisse in New York managing multi billion dollar Fixed Income portfolios for Fortune 500 companies. Leor is a graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he received his MBA with a major in Financial Engineering and Risk Management. Leor received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya Israel. Leor is based out of Israel
Nick joined Sycamore following three years of financial strategy consulting, most recently with Deloitte’s Business Insights practice but also at Harvest Diagnostics (a business he co-founded). These roles won and delivered work ranging from project finance term sheet negotiation for developing operations through to designing automated solutions for financial planning at large blue chip businesses. Prior to this, Nick spent a decade working in banking in advisory, as well as cash equities roles. Highlights were fours years working in the #1 rated mining team at Ambrian Partners and four years running the mining desk at Haitong Securities where his investment recommendations delivered a top decile performance, globally, for four yrs running. He holds a BSc. (Hons in Geology & Geochemistry) from the University of Edinburgh.
Mihajlo Misha Tomic joined Sycamore from Goldman Sachs International where he was responsible for the Central Eastern European Cross Asset client coverage. His role included origination of structured financing and derivative risk management mandates as well as maintaining high level client relationships on a daily basis. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was an Inter dealer Emerging Markets Credit Broker for BGC Partners. Mihajlo graduated from the University of London, Cass Business School, holding a Bachelor of Science in Investment Financial Risk Management
Andrew has over 15 years of technical advisory experience in the geological exploration and mining industries. Previously Andrew operated his own exploration field services company where he managed and executed field exploration campaigns globally from target generation, mapping and drilling through to Mineral Resource sign-off and compliant reporting. Thereof, Andrew has worked and advised-on a broad range of exploration and mining projects and commodities globally. Until recently, Andrew was the Exploration Manager at Deloitte Consulting, based out of Johannesburg, South Africa, before relocating to the United Kingdom. Whilst at Deloitte Consulting, Andrew was responsible for numerous detailed mining audit, due diligence, phased study and technical advisory assignments for capital funds, banks and major and junior mining companies alike. Andrew has also been responsible for the compilation and sign off of various public code compliant technical reports. Andrew has a BSc in Geology and Environmental Science.
Alan is a UK qualified Solicitor and an Israeli Advocate. Following qualification in the UK while with Freshfields, Alan worked for eight years as a senior adviser and member of the drafting and strategy formulation teams on various agreements within the framework of the Israel Palestinian peace process, including representation at the Camp David Summit in 2000. Alan then returned to the private sector, working as a solicitor in the Finance Department of Clifford Chance followed by legal counsel roles with entities engaging in emerging market projects. Alan graduated from the University of Cambridge with an LL.M and received his LL.B. from the University of Leeds.