Norvista's investment strategy is to capitalize on the significant asset value compression that has occurred in the resource sector. Norvista's experienced team of professionals invest in an actively managed portfolio of private and public companies, engaged in both base and precious metals exploration and development.
We employ a highly disciplined approach to our continuous review of advanced exploration stage and pre-production projects. Even though our primary focus is on the base metal sector, we will invest in precious metal projects on a selective basis. Our rigorous due diligence process used in identifying investment opportunities can produce superior returns in even the most stressed market conditions.
Our management team brings decades of experience in successful mineral exploration, project development and financial structuring. We prefer to actively manage a risk balanced portfolio with a limited number of investee companies to ensure continuous oversight of our investments. 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.
At Norvista we bring more than just money to the table. We provide hands-on, value added services to our investee companies to augment our ongoing funding capabilities. Our support comes through board representation, joining senior management teams where appropriate and providing technical advisory services. As well, Norvista’s participation in follow-on financings and the purchase, for investment purposes, of public investee company shares in the open market demonstrates our commitment to increasing the value of the companies in our portfolio.