Thursday, April 02, 2020

Merger of leading London-based mining and metal sector consultancies


London, U.K. – April 2nd, 2020 Metals Consulting International Limited (MCI), the independent iron and steel sector management consulting firm, today announces the merger of its advisory business with that of Saint Barbara, advisors to the world's metals, minerals and mining industries.

MCI mostly undertakes iron and steel sector due diligence and feasibility study work for clients in Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and in the Middle East. Saint Barbara supports commodity sector clients in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Both MCI and Saint Barbara also offer international clients expert witness advisory support on mining and metal sector topics.

The merger, which took effect on 31st March 2020, sees Saint Barbara's business activities come under the umbrella of the MCI Group. Currently, MCI also owns and operates www.metalsconsultinginternational.com, www.steelonthenet.com and www.steelexpertwitness.com.  After the merger, Saint Barbara will continue to operate under the Saint Barbara brand, with seamless transfer of all ongoing client work to MCI at the point of merger.

Commenting on this development, Andy Wells, Partner at Saint Barbara said "We are delighted to come together with the experts at MCI. There is much complementarity between our two businesses, and the merger means that we will be able to offer clients a much broader range of metals, minerals and mining sector advisory capabilities". David Duckworth, who will lead Saint Barbara's metals, minerals and mining practice from April 2020 added "This development will allow us to enhance our capabilities and continue to support banks, governments and private investors in making better business decisions in industries that are highly capital intensive". Andrzej Kotas, Managing Director of MCI added "MCI too are very pleased to join forces with Saint Barbara, who have well-established mining and metal industry expertise. Together, our industry specialists look forward to continuing growth of our newly-enlarged firm as interest in the global ferrous and non-ferrous metals industries continues to rise".

The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
  
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For further information about MCI, please contact Andrzej M Kotas.
Press enquiries: +44 (0) 775-149-0885

For further information about Saint Barbara, please contact David Duckworth.
Press enquiries: +44 (0) 758 490-5047

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Metals Consulting International
MCI is a London-based consultancy that provides international clients with iron and steel sector management consultancy support, principally related to investment decisions, metal sector business restructuring and performance improvement. MCI was founded in October 2003 and is privately owned.

About Saint Barbara
Saint Barbara is an independent consultancy firm that offers specialist advice to the world's metals, minerals and mining industries. The firm's consultants cover a broad and extensive range of commodities which include base and ferrous metals, steelmaking metals, battery metals, precious metals and rare earths. Saint Barbara was founded in March 1992.


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Merger of leading London-based mining and metal sector consultancies

 

London, U.K. – April 2nd, 2020 Metals Consulting International Limited (MCI), the independent iron and steel sector management consulting firm, today announces the merger of its advisory business with that of Saint Barbara, advisors to the world's metals, minerals and mining industries.

 

MCI mostly undertakes iron and steel sector due diligence and feasibility study work for clients in Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and in the Middle East. Saint Barbara supports commodity sector clients in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Both MCI and Saint Barbara also offer international clients expert witness advisory support on mining and metal sector topics.

The merger, which took effect on 31st March 2020, sees Saint Barbara's business activities come under the umbrella of the MCI Group. Currently, MCI also owns and operates www.metalsconsultinginternational.com, www.steelonthenet.com and www.steelexpertwitness.com.  After the merger, Saint Barbara will continue to operate under the Saint Barbara brand, with seamless transfer of all ongoing client work to MCI at the point of merger.

 

Commenting on this development, Andy Wells, Partner at Saint Barbara said "We are delighted to come together with the experts at MCI. There is much complementarity between our two businesses, and the merger means that we will be able to offer clients a much broader range of metals, minerals and mining sector advisory capabilities". David Duckworth, who will lead Saint Barbara's metals, minerals and mining practice from April 2020 added "This development will allow us to enhance our capabilities and continue to support banks, governments and private investors in making better business decisions in industries that are highly capital intensive". Andrzej Kotas, Managing Director of MCI added "MCI too are very pleased to join forces with Saint Barbara, who have well-established mining and metal industry expertise. Together, our industry specialists look forward to continuing growth of our newly-enlarged firm as interest in the global ferrous and non-ferrous metals industries continues to rise".

 

The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

  

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For further information about MCI, please contact Andrzej M Kotas.

Email: amk@metalsconsultinginternational.com

Press enquiries: +44 (0) 775-149-0885

 

For further information about Saint Barbara, please contact David Duckworth.

Email: david.duckworth@saintbarbara.com

Press enquiries: +44 (0) 758 490-5047

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

 

About Metals Consulting International

MCI is a London-based consultancy that provides international clients with iron and steel sector management consultancy support, principally related to investment decisions, metal sector business restructuring and performance improvement. MCI was founded in October 2003 and is privately owned.

 

About Saint Barbara

Saint Barbara is an independent consultancy firm that offers specialist advice to the world's metals, minerals and mining industries. The firm's consultants cover a broad and extensive range of commodities which include base and ferrous metals, steelmaking metals, battery metals, precious metals and rare earths. Saint Barbara was founded in March 1992.

 

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Steel company history pages

We have prepared historical profiles for ~25 leading steelmakers including ArcelorMittal, Baowu, British Steel, Evraz, Gerdau, IMIDRO, JFE Steel and Liberty House Group. This list also includes Metinvest, MMK, Nippon Steel, Nucor, POSCO, SAIL and a dozen or so other top steel producers.
To read about the history of these firms visit: https://www.steelonthenet.com/history.html


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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Year 2030 Steel Price Forecasts

Working  with a group of mathematicians from ExMetrix, we have combined efforts to produce long-term steel price and raw material cost forecasts through to the year 2030. The projections are prepared using advanced machine learning techniques using data mining. Moreover, the fit of predicted prices to actual prices for the last 50 years from this model is very good indeed.


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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Steel expert witness service

Check out our new steel industry expert witness service for professional steel sector litigation support.

Andrzej M Kotas
Managing Director
SteelExpertWitness.com

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Steel industry news and information

Have you visited our website recently? Why not check out our steel industry news and information portal at https://www.steelonthenet.com for steel news, steel prices, steel cost models, free industry reports and more?

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Leading equipment suppliers


Our analysts have put together a steel industry suppliers page. This identifies steel associations, consultants, distributors, electrode suppliers, equipment supply firms etc.
Under equipment suppliers, we identify


For full list of several hundred firms, visit https://www.steelonthenet.com/suppliers.html or to see a world map of their locations see https://www.steelonthenet.com/supplier-map.html

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Time for another D'Avignon steel plan for Europe?

Do site visitors consider that now may be the time to impose another D'Avignon steel plan in Europe? Closure of a significant proportion of EU steel capacity with better capacity utilisation in existing European mills would surely be a benefit to the sector, would it not?


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Monday, January 22, 2018

Steel expert witness service

The Steelonthenet.com team have just launched a sister website, called Steelexpertwitness.com.

The new service (operated by Metals Consulting International Limited) offers clients technical analysis and opinion that can assist courts in reaching their decisions concerning iron and steel industry disputes. For examples of recent cases, see the case studies page.

For further information, visit the new steel expert witness service.

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Steel ChatBot - SteelBot

Have you tried out our new ChatBot? Our ChatBot [called SteelBot] is a new automated service that can answer a lot of questions about the products and services that we offer.

Why not give SteelBot a try? Just look out for the ‘Can I help you’ graphic at the foot of any page of our website.

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