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Etienne du Plessis appointed Area Manager Africa 

Expansion of cooperation with students from the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology 

Frankfurt am Main, July 6th, 2019: DGWA, the German Institute for Asset and Equity Allocation and Valuation (“Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wertpapieranalyse GmbH”) is expanding its activities in the mining and resources business. Against the backdrop of ever-increasing importance of the commodity sector, both in the capital markets and in the industry, DGWA is expanding into the African market and intensifying the cooperation with students from Germany’s leading mining university, the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology. 

South African Etienne du Plessis has been appointed Area Manager Africa and will represent DGWA’s activities in the resource-rich continent, being located in Frankfurt and also Africa. DGWA will thus be able to identify African resource projects that are of interest for both investors and the industry here in Germany and Europe, and fulfill our requirements and expectations in terms of sustainability and working conditions.

The range of services DGWA provides for these projects and companies will not only include the usual capital market services, but also the establishment and maintenance of connections and contacts with partners from the local industry. Furthermore, DGWA also supports, for instance, the qualification for funding programmes from relevant European Institution and organisations.

Unlike typical capital markets “promoter”, DGWA provides companies with a holistic approach to their activities in Germany and Europe and offers investors a portfolio of comprehensively analyzed companies. 

The selection process hence does not solely take place on the basis of capital markets-related data, but also includes independent expert opinions such as the commodity experts of the BMWi, the German Federation of International Mining and Mineral Resources (FAB) or the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology. We are therefore particularly pleased to support a group of students from Freiberg at their participation in this year’s “World Mining Competition”.

Stefan Müller