RESOURCE MERCHANT BANK
Making our Public Debut in 2020
The Right Vehicle. The Right Market.
The new decade has started with a bang for gold, with the yellow metal exceeding $1,600 an ounce for the first time since 2013. Major mining stocks have posted a 50% return in the past 12 months. Yet, Canadian junior resource equities – the lifeblood of the mining business – are starved for capital. In fact, the world’s leading index for junior resource companies–the Toronto Venture Exchange–is bouncing along ten-year lows.
Palisades Goldcorp was launched to capitalize on this deep value disconnect between the broader commodities market and junior resource equities. Money that has poured into bullion dealers, gold-focused ETFs, and major mining companies over the past few months has just begun to trickle down to junior resource companies. Their share prices remain beaten down, with their management teams forced to raise capital at highly discounted valuations. However, this state of affairs cannot and will not persist. As the commodities bull market gains steam, junior resource companies are poised to outperform the natural resource sector as a whole.
With a portfolio of $100M of equities, Palisades Goldcorp is Canada’s largest resource-focused merchant bank. We offer investors exposure to a diversified portfolio of junior and micro-cap resource stocks through our participation in private placement financings, while maintaining a core stable of holdings that demonstrate world class potential.
Palisades is the first investment vehicle of its kind in the natural resource sector, with a best practice approach. Upon listing, Palisades will be the only public company in Canada without an option plan. Management and key shareholders own 40% of the company and are tied into a 3-year full escrow. Most importantly, our team represents the best in the business and has a demonstrated track record of making money for shareholders.
Who are we?
- Executive Team
Founder and Manager of Palisade Global Investments Ltd., a resource focused investment company.
Comes from a family with deep ties to mining, including co-founding AuEx Ventures, the company responsible for discovering the Long Canyon deposit, a project ultimately acquired by Newmont Mining for $2.3 billion.
Founder & Executive Chariman, Palisades Goldcorp Ltd.; Founder & Executive Chairman, New Found Gold Corp.; Co-Founder, Goldspot Discoveries Ltd.; Co-Founder & CEO, Victory Metals Inc.
Geologist and Mining Specialist.
Director of Corporate Development and Investor Relations, McEwen Mining Inc.
Previously sold Institutional Equity at Haywood Securities, a fully licenced IIROC dealer.
Mining Specialist and Research Analyst at Euro Pacifica Canada (now Echelon Wealth Partners).
Managed exploration projects in Scandinavia with junior exploration company.
President & Founder of MP1 Capital, a Calgarybased company investing in the natural resources sector.
CEO and Director of Mexican Gold.
Previous Founder, Director, and CEO of Sunward Resources (TSX-V:SWD) where he raised $81M and led its acquisition by NovaCopper (now Trilogy Metals), at a +140% premium to market.
2012 Induction into Casey Research NexTen – industry players identified as the “Next Generation of Resource Industry Titans.”
Founder & CEO of Silver Bullion Pte Ltd. and its subsidiary, the Safe House SG Pte Ltd.
As CEO of Silver Bullion, Gregor leads the team to ensure that all legal, jurisdictional, counterparty, insurance, authentication and physical security issues are addressed so as to provide bullion owners the worldwide safest place to store silver and gold; Silver Bullion Pte Ltd is now Singapore’s preeminent dealer and storage facility.
Prior to founding Silver Bullion Gregor was a Senior Data Architect for Commerzbank AG and a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant for major MNCs.
Partner at Farris Law LLP, the largest independent law firm in B.C.; provides legal advice on corporate finance, securities, M&A, and general corporate advice.
Member of Queen’s Counsel (1986); Recipient of The Best Lawyers in Canada (2020); Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada (2019); Lexpert Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (2017); Lexpert Leading Cross-Border Lawyers (2017); Martindale-Hubbell (AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5).
Served on Board of Directors of the International Finance Centre, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, The Vancouver Opera, and Crofton House School; recently Chair of the Board of Directors of BC Ferries; currently on the Board of Directors of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs.
Earned a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Geology/Earth & Ocean Science from the University of British Columbia.
Was elected to the FSGV Board of Directors in September 2016.
Holds a Master’s in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia.
Chair of San Marco Resources Inc, K92 Mining Inc, and Kenadyr Mining (Holdings) Corp.
Has 40 years of experience in structuring and financing significant international exploration, development and mining ventures.
Former Chairman of the Board of BC Sugar Refinery Limited and Nevsun Resources Ltd, and has held several Director positions, including with First Quantum Minerals, Canico Resources Corp., Bema Gold Corp., Ventana Gold Corp., and Plutonic Power Corp.
Founder & Executive Chairman of Victory Metals Inc.
Serial entrepreneur, geochemist and geologist with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry.
Since 2004 as CEO or Chairman, Mr. Matysek has primarily focused on the exploration, development and sale of five publicly listed companies, in aggregate worth over $2 billion.
Has built six operating copper mines globally.
President of Orclann Investments Inc., a private investment company, chairman of Compliance Energy Corporation, and director of many public and private companies in mining and property development.
He has served as a director of the Mining Association of Canada (1987–1990) and the Vancouver Board of Trade (1990), and chairman (1992) and director (1987–Present) of the British Columbia Mining Association.
Mining engineer with over 30 years of operations, consulting and investment banking experience.
Includes work on feasibility studies for numerous mining projects worldwide, investmen banking/due diligence roles in over 200 institutional equity financings.
Significant experience advising management and boards on merger and acquisition transactions.
A generational opportunity in gold
Commodities today are grossly undervalued. Key metrics show that the sector is cheaper right now than they were in 2000, prior to the start of the last major bull market in commodities. In fact, on a historical basis, the mining industry as a is trading at its lowest recorded valuation of the past century*.
Palisades Goldcorp offers investors a vehicle through which they can gain exposure to the most leveraged segment of any commodities bull market – the junior resource equities. A confluence of factors makes this the perfect time to deploy capital into junior resource companies. Global stock markets offer little remaining upside after moving higher for twelve consecutive years. Meanwhile, gold, silver, and other commodities have begun to move higher in recent months, signaling a sea change. This move in commodities has propelled major mining companies up over 50% in 2019. Yet, the Toronto Venture Exchange, where a large percentage of the world’s junior resource equities are listed, is trading at ten-year lows.
The key point is this – investors have an opportunity to purchase shares in high-quality junior resource companies at extremely cheap valuations, right as the next great commodities boom begins.
Palisades Goldcorp is an investment issuer making its public debut in 2020. Palisades has assembled a world-class team of mining industry veterans and investing gurus to navigate it through this impending bull market. Notably, Palisades is not starting from scratch; it already owns a $100-million dollar portfolio of junior equities and has substantial cash reserves to invest in additional private placements moving forward.
The management of Palisades Goldcorp is convinced that it is a matter of when–not if–the valuations of junior resource equities will rocket higher. In prior bull markets, money would have already begun flowing into junior Canadian resource stocks; however, due to the advent of passive funds and gold-focused ETFs, the investment spigot for junior resource companies has not yet opened. Junior resource equities have outperformed the sector as a whole in every major bull market of the last half century, and this time will not be any different. For those who have the patience and courage, a once in a generation opportunity is presenting itself to invest in a class of companies that should provide truly spectacular returns over the next few years.
*Based on analyzing the sector’s cyclically adjusted price to earnings ratio (CAPE)
Managed by executive team with investment management and venture capital experience over multiple decades.
Quick decision Making
Junior resource companies are starved for cash and willing to offer investors favorable terms when investors are able to move quickly. Investment decisions are made by an investment committee chaired by Collin Kettell.
Palisades maintains active involvment with several of its companies to assist them with executing their business plans.
Shareholders realize transparency, oversight and liquidity through our listing on the toronto Venture Exchange.
Palisades management team and board are significant sharegholders in the company, creating an alignment of interests with investors.
DIRECTORS & INSIDERS
ADVISORS & CORNERSTONE INVESTORS
L3 SMALL CAP GOLD FUND
Palisades Goldcorp takes a 36.6% ownership position in Mexican Gold
Mexican Gold Corp. (the “Company” or “Mexican Gold") (TSXV: MEX) is pleased to announce that Palisades Goldcorp Ltd., a private Vancouver Company, (“Palisades”) has acquired, by way of private agreements, an aggregate of 18,278,488 common shares of the Company and warrants to purchase a further 11,875,000 shares in consideration of an aggregate of 4,916,600 common shares of Palisades.
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