Investors in energy and mining generally like coal mine projects. Investors want to know whether the mine and the land are owned or whether the mine is on a lease. It is helpful if the mine is currently operational and if there is product above the ground. Please be specific on what type of mine it is, whether it is a surface mine or deep underground, and what methods of extraction are being utilized.
Investors prefer coal mines that are currently producing. They will want to know production rate and will want to see how much that rate will increase when their capital is invested. If the mine is not currently producing, how much time and money will it take to begin production? Investors will look at funding mines held by owners as well as opportunities for new principals to purchase existing mines.
Borrowers will be asked about liquidity, capital invested in the project to date, cash flows on producing mines and whether equipment or land can be used as collateral. Debt and equity options will be discussed and the best arrangement for investor and borrower will be determined. Broker and referral fees will only be paid upon successful funding.