Norvista Capital Corporation is a merchant bank focused on mining. Founded in 2014, it is listed on the TSX.V as NVV. The Company’s investment strategy is to partner with outstanding management teams and to capitalize on recoveries in certain commodity markets. It actively manages its investments providing best-in-class mining, financial and management services. Norvista’s investments include Akuna Minerals Inc., 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 a strategic partnership with Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. and Nevada Zinc completed both a financing and a spin out of its legacy Yukon gold properties.
Norvista’s Board of Directors reflects the Company's commitment to excellence. Stanley Spavold and Rob Sobey represent Norvista’s two largest shareholders. These are 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 mining engineer, well known for standing up a number of operating mines in different jurisdictions. There is no doubt – Norvista shareholders are well served by this team.
HOW WE DO BUSINESS
We continually evaluate a significant number of public and private base and precious metals projects. Our rigorous due diligence process used in identifying investment opportunities can produce superior returns in even the most stressed market conditions.
We invest in a small number of actively managed projects with significant upside potential. Investments are made in stable political jurisdictions with a history of mining and a well-defined permitting process. Our investment mandate is flexible and includes the purchase of common and preferred shares, convertible debentures, royalty streams and participation in joint ventures.
We improve the value of our investments assets through technical, managerial and Board level involvement. The quality and experience of our leadership team allows us to prove best of class mining, finance and management services. We provide real value.
We participate in follow-on financings and acquire shares in the open market. This market support demonstrates our commitment to increasing the value of the companies in our portfolio.