DGWA UPDATE JULY 2020
Jason Beckton appointed as Corporate Advisor
Frankfurt am Main, July 09, 2020: DGWA, the German Institute for Asset and Equity Allocation and Valuation (“Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wertpapieranalyse GmbH”) is pleased to provide an update on its corporate activities and decision to increase capabilities in the mining and resources business.
Against the backdrop of the ever-increasing significance of the commodity sector and the importance of its sustainability, both for capital markets as well as the industry, DGWA has decided to appoint Jason Beckton as Corporate Advisor, a highly experienced geologist with a long standing successful track record. This appointment further helps the assurance that DGWA’s investment partners are exposed to excellent investment opportunities from a corporate, geological, financial and sustainable aspect.
DGWA’s primary focus is on the overall sustainability of new projects, and the ability to deliver value for all stakeholders including DGWA’s investor network, and the wider community is being assessed. DGWA has experience in Asia, Australia, North and South America, Europe and Africa and can therefore assess not only the technical merits of assets seeking investment but also the long term geopolitical security.
The comprehensive services DGWA offers companies in the resources space perfectly match the needs of progressive mining companies, which in turn fulfil the requirements of the modern investor, with European investors actively seeking good and sustainable investment opportunities in the resources sector.
Through Mr Beckton’s appointment, DGWA adds geological know-how directly to its pool of expertise, besides its highly established IR/PR and corporate development experience, JVs with universities and long-lasting relationships with bodies such as the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the German Federation of International Mining and Mineral Resources (FAB), the German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA) and the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR). Mr Beckton will be presenting a course at Freiberg University of Mining and Technology in 2020 for “Exploration Start Ups” in a mentoring program for young German students.
Mr Beckton graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Geology – Honours) degree from Melbourne University and also a Masters of Economic Geology from the University of Tasmania. He has over 25 years of geological and corporate experience including throughout Australia, North and South America, Asia and Europe. Mr Beckton was Project Manager for Bolnisi Gold N.L.’s Palmarejo silver gold project in Mexico and managed the program that grew the resource base from zero to 3.1 million ounces gold equivalent and he managed the discovery of Exeter Resource Corporation’s 30 million ounce gold equivalent Caspiche Porphyry prospect in the Maricunga Gold Copper Belt of Chile. He was Managing Director for ASX listed Chinalco Yunnan Copper Resources which explored in the Mt Isa, Lao and Chilean copper districts.
He was a founder of Redhill Chile resulting in the Franceses discovery of copper/silver/gold in the Magallanes district of southern Chile, bought out by private equity and also of Sambas Energy Pty Ltd which purchased all coal assets of Tigers Minerals in southern Chile and subsequently optioned to an ASX listed company.
Mr Beckton has worked as an advisor to a Chilean Private Equity Fund EPG Partners associated with the Chilean Government Fenix initiative. From 2009 to 2012 Mr Beckton was on the advisory committee of the Economic Geology Research Unit, EGRU, James Cook University, Townsville.
Mr Beckton is currently the Managing Director of unlisted gold silver explorer in Central Europe, Prospech Limited (Slovakia), overseeing the recent discovery of the Ignac gold zone and the JORC Resource drilling of the Jasenie gold tungsten deposit. Prospech is defining precious and EU Critical Raw Materials in Central Europe for the last four years. He is also a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed company Dark Horse Resources Limited.
Mr Beckton holds an ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Committee) RG146 (2014) Financial Advisor Qualification for the ASX. He has experienced in ASX, TSX, Frankfurt and Vienna Stock Exchange (VSE) processes.
Mr. Beckton comments on the appointment: “I am looking forward to working with the DGWA team who I have known many years. The key is trust and communication between the investors and the companies seeking out the best opportunities in an ever-increasing trend towards sustainable investments.”