Mining | Steel Making Raw Materials | Coal Resources | Energy Transition | Biomass | Alternative Fuels | Alternative Reductants | Waste-to-Energy | Logistics | Management | Consulting | Marketing | Capital Advisory Services
Who We Are | This Is Us:
Privately owned providing management services to public and private companies, financial institutions and UHNW family offices.
UK-Europe: Savage Resource Ltd.
Australia: Associate Office / Evolution Capital Partners.
USA: Associate Office / Lightfoot Resources LLC.
Commodities | Steel Making Raw Materials |Metallurgical (Coking) Coal | Thermal Coal | Coke | Minerals | Alternative Fuels & Reductants | Energy | Waste-To-Energy | Petrochemicals:
Mining, originating, trading, facilitating and supplying commodities for 35 years, Savage Resource operates a management fulfilment services model that integrates all of Savage’s global network, collaborative partners and associates into a unified, highly efficient supply chain. We manage integrated logistics networks to connect producers with end users, providing transparency from product origin to final destination. Additionally, Savage leverages its extensive relationships with private equity and institutional investors to source additional capital that enables our customers to accelerate growth. Savage charges a pre-determined service fee rather than a sales margin, which allows for transparency and better value for both producers and consumers.
As an experienced broker of physical commodities and managing financially settled commodities, we seek to identify commercial arbitrage opportunities where geographical pricing differentials, unique specifications and in-depth industry knowledge can be exploited to develop the most economical and unique solution for our clients. Savage’s attention to detail, develops tailored, structured solutions for each client that can include:
Origination – Sustainable and Consistent Supply of Physical Commodities.
Structured Agreements or Spot Transactions.
Logistics – Transportation Optimization.
Blending & Storage.
Securing And Managing Anchor-Tenancies For Land And Sea Terminals And Stockyards.
Direct Access to Producers and Consumers.
Risk Management – Futures and Options.
Post Resolution of Contractual Terms.
Alternative Fuels | Waste-To-Energy | Biomass:
The earth’s resources are said to be consumed at 3 times the rate at which they evolve. Fuels recovered from alternative sources including waste are a rich source of new energy that will preserve Mother Earth’s natural resources. Using our knowledge base, expertise and understanding of the physical and chemical characteristics for different waste resources we provide product development management services including Comparator Intelligence to identify and audit VIU (Value-In-Use) opportunities and execute routes to market for innovative, sustainable, homogenous Tertiary Alternative Fuels & Reductants derived from residual waste and other raw materials compared to the production, consumption, transportation, emissions and polluting contaminants of fossil and other fuels. Examples include Low Carbon Biogenic Engineered Fuel Pellets, SRF (Solid Recovered Fuel), RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel). Using our data base and experience of fuel and energy markets we provide a full range of services for the Upstream Origination and collection of suitable selected waste and biomass resourced feedstocks for conversion to Downstream low carbon, alternative fuels, alternative reductants, and biomass energy products.
This also requires a clear understanding of permitting and compliance and in-country legislation, to HS Codes, European Codes and the Basel Convention to enable these products to be traded as a standardised commodity for power generation, CHP, steel making, cement production (main burner and pre-calciner), Incineration and conventional coal-fired power plants (co-firing).
Operations | Shipping | Transportation | Logistics | Risk Management:
We deliver and manage logistic solutions for producers, traders and consumers including chartering vessels and barges, rail and road transportation for bulk, loose and containerised product. We create added value for our clients by establishing physical arbitrage opportunities in the global trade of bulks and containerised products. In mitigating risk for trading activities we insist all shipments be insured 110% of the price delivery basis for loss, damage, theft, contamination, etc. If required, we use risk management tools to hedge cargoes in order to avoid any exposure to price fluctuation.
The availability of index-based price discovery often leaves thin margins to be realized from the spreads, value is often not recognised or identified. Our expertise in physical flows, logistics, and quality arbitrage enables maximum value to be realised from index based or algorithmic positions, whilst also evaluating the option to either remain floating or to move into a fixed price transaction.
There are significant and continually evolving changes in the way power plants, CHP, and steel mills operate and invest capital to meet emission targets. There are far reaching operating cost benefits to be gained from being able to identify and arbitrage different fossil fuels, using lower cost off-spec, non-indexed coals and blending, replacing or co-firing alternative fuels and alternative reductants when pricing in the cost of sulphur removal, tightening emissions limits for oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and other polluting contaminants. Using our vast database of metallurgical/coking coals, thermal/steam/energy coals, alternative fuels and alternative reductants, we provide services relating to quality, analysis and geology of resources dealing with complex issues including combustion, blending, coking, emissions, petrography and rheology.
Capital Advisory | Project Development | Infrastructure |Operating Partner | Transitional Management:
Our 3 Guiding Principles:
Assess the Value Inhibitor.
Identify the Best Change Option.
Deliver Changes to an Agreed Plan and Outcome.
If you are seeking shareholder liquidity, growth capital, improved performance, or considering an IPO or RTO in the following areas: natural resources, mining, alternative fuels, biofuels, energy, waste-to-energy, logistics & infrastructure, coal, minerals or metals, we advise and facilitate sources of funding, capital structures, trade flows, trade finance, providing innovative solutions and manage the actions required to create, maximise and increase the value of the business for the shareholders. We transact efficiently during an exclusive period of time agreed. Our associate corporate advisers are respected amongst institutional and private investment managers.
Private Equity, hedge funds and investors acquiring companies or businesses do so to create stronger, more competitive and more profitable enterprises thus creating better exit options, irrespective of capital market conditions. PE investments that have been materially transformed under active ownership and hands-on style management are better placed to exit successfully than the traditional formula driven PE spreadsheet portfolio. We and our associates provide executive management skills working within the PE investment. We represent and protect the Investors in both the target acquisition decision process and in improving businesses that are under performing relative to their potential. We assess a situation, develop a plan, and effect change working with management to improve sustainable long-term profitability.
Operating improvement is as valuable as multiple expansion or excessive going-in leverage and translates into increased enterprise value producing lower risk adjusted investment returns. We first evaluate our contribution in the value proposition from the stakeholders and financial institutions that are facing up to the realities of poor analysis, inadequate resource data, incorrect investment advice and adverse market conditions. We then implement and deliver strategies, offering and executing autonomous solutions or a merger-consolidation-aggregation of interests.
Aligned to our contribution and commitment to create value we are incentivised with fee based, equity participation and royalty payment structures.
Many mining companies are restricting capex to brown-field extensions of existing reserves; we identify and manage capital (equity and debt) to finance, fund and build out infrastructure and facilitate the movement of product to market, enabling the miner to focus on (i) best practise to reduce unit costs of saleable product (ii) marketing and maximising revenue and income. The miner’s production flows enable us to fund and build out the infrastructure. The miner gains from an off-balance sheet transaction.
The same principles and hurdles apply to building out waste-to-energy infrastructure. The value-in-use and quality of the downstream (back-end) consumer energy product is as significant as the upstream (front-end) waste feedstock fuels. We differentiate ourselves in that we have a clear understanding of both the front-end waste and back-end energy markets and are able to provide scalable and sustainable solutions aligned to the commercial considerations of the client, evaluating and establishing economic value chains and arbitrage opportunities enabling effective decisions to be made for both transactional and structured contracts.
Energy Transition | Thinking Different | Thinking Disruptive