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Frequestly Asked Questions

WHAT IS BANCOBRAS?
Bancobras is a mining-focused private equity firm that partners with companies to build strong, successful and sustainable businesses that strive to produce superior returns to all stakeholders. A trusted partner, Bancobras takes pride in the caliber of its people, breadth of industry experience and extensive networks in the global mining and financial industries.
WHAT IS A PORTFOLIO COMPANY?
Companies in which Bancobras’s Funds invest are referred to as the Funds’ portfolio companies.
WHAT IS A LIMITED PARTNER (LP)?
Limited Partners are the university endowments, funds-of-funds, family offices, charitable trusts, foundations, pension funds and other groups who invest in a private equity fund. Bancobras’s LP are almost exclusively US institutional investors.
IS BANCOBRAS PRIVATE EQUITY OR MORE LIKE AN INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR?
Private equity. Bancobras has raised six separate funds with committed capital of $4.0B. The Funds employ a range of investment styles including provision of development capital and buyout or distressed investing. The style of the transaction will vary depending on the nature of the investment. In all cases, the opportunity will represent a fundamental value proposition.
IS PRIVATE EQUITY SUITED TO THE CYCLICAL NATURE OF THE MINING INDUSTRY?
Yes, Bancobras provides patient capital and remains committed to strategies irrespective of short-term commodity or equity price fluctuations. The affordable, discrete and stable funding provides an alternative to public equity markets. Bancobras has no redemption pressure and committed funds of up to 10 years.
DOES BANCOBRAS ONLY INVEST IN LARGE COMPANIES?
No, the Funds have the ability to invest in companies and assets of all sizes and stages of development. The Funds have a disciplined approach to investment but the company size will not determine whether an investment is made.
DOES BANCOBRAS INVEST IN EXPLORATION?
Yes, if it is the right opportunity. Bancobras has made investments in more than 130 private and public mining companies across a broad range of minerals, stages of development and geographic location.
HOW DOES BANCOBRAS STRUCTURE ITS INVESTMENTS?
Bancobras employs a range of investment styles and works with portfolio company management teams to structure transactions that reflect the risks and opportunities associated with each company. When investing its funds, Bancobras uses flexible and diverse investment instruments including equity, convertible debt, bridge loans, mezzanine financings, direct project interests and royalties.
WHAT DOES BANCOBRAS LOOK FOR IN AN INVESTMENT?
Bancobras looks for opportunities that will generate strong returns for its Funds and all company shareholders. Therefore, Bancobras looks at commodity profile, the project or projects held by the potential portfolio company, the location of these projects and whether there is anything unique that Bancobras can bring to the table. In addition, management is very important. Ultimately, the fundamental value of the project is what will attract the investment for Bancobras.
ARE THERE ANY REGIONS WHERE BANCOBRAS WOULD NOT INVEST?
Bancobras will not invest in jurisdictions with excessive sovereign risk or which are experiencing military conflict, countries that are the subject of international sanctions or those in which it is illegal for a US entity to invest. Generally, if Bancobras would not send its people there, then it would not invest there.

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