Norvista Capital Corporation is a merchant bank focused on mining. Founded in 2014, the Company is listed as NVV on the TSX Venture Exchange. Norvista’s investment strategy is to partner with outstanding management teams and to capitalize on price recoveries in certain commodity markets. The Company actively manages its investments, providing best-in-class mining, financial and management services. Norvista’s investments include Akuna Minerals Inc., Generic Gold Corporation, Minera Alamos Inc. (MAI.V), Nevada Zinc Corporation (NZN.V) and Rockcliff Copper Corporation (RCU.V).
Norvista’s leadership team is outstanding. CEO Don Christie and COO Bruce Durham are accomplished mining executives with track records of success. They make things happen. In the first eight months of 2017, Norvista’s investees raised more than $15 million to advance their exploration and development projects. Notably, Minera Alamos completed a financing and strategic partnership with Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. and Nevada Zinc completed both a financing and a spin-out of its legacy Yukon gold properties into Generic.
Norvista’s Board of Directors reflects the Company's commitment to excellence. Stan Spavold and Rob Sobey represent Norvista’s two largest shareholders. These are very well-known names from Atlantic Canada. Both Mr. Spavold and Mr. Sobey have substantial board and management experience with major Canadian companies. Darren Koningen rounds out the leadership team. He is a talented engineer, well known for developing a number of operating mines in different jurisdictions. There is no doubt – Norvista shareholders are well served by this team.
HOW WE DO BUSINESS
Norvista continually evaluates significant numbers of base and precious metals projects. The Company’s market knowledge and its rigorous due diligence process are ultimately critical success factors in achieving superior returns.
Norvista invests in companies with great projects in stable jurisdictions. Its investment mandate is flexible and includes the purchase of common and preferred shares, convertible debentures, royalty streams and participation in joint ventures.
Norvista improves the value of its investments through active management. The quality and experience of its entire leadership team allows it to provide best of class mining, finance and management services. Norvista provides real value.
Norvista provides capital market support to its investees. In addition to market support, it will typically participate in follow-on financings. This strategy is another element of active management.
It is a win-win for both the investee and for Norvista.