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Peter van den Steen B.lng.(CHEM),MBA

Peter has developed a true passion for turnarounds. He is a licensed and accredited Senior Business Rescue Practitioner. ​ Specialist in leading turnarounds of distressed projects, company divisions, small companies and groups of companies. more >

peter@metis.co.za

About Peter van den Steen

  • Chemical/Process Engineer and project manager, Turnaround Specialist, Licensed and Accredited Senior Business Rescue Practitioner. ​
  • Peter has worked for 16 Years in production, design, project management, technology development and commercialization and business development in the minerals and mining environment. ​
  • Early on in his career was involved in, and later-on leading, turnarounds of distressed projects, company divisions, small companies and later groups of companies. Developed a true passion for turnarounds. ​
  • Solid experience with international investors, note holders, shareholders, lenders and regulators/administrators within the Business Rescue context. China, Australia, Canada, USA, UK, Switzerland.

Peter's Track Record

Peter has worked as an independent advisor and BRP in the turnaround environment and the formal business rescue space since 2010.

  • BRP – DRD’s (JSE and NYSE) Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine ​
  • BRP – Great Basin Gold’s (TSX and JSE) Southgold Exploration ​
  • BRP – On Digital Media’s Top TV ​
  • BRP – Seemann’s Meats ​
  • Joint BRP – Endulwini Coal Limited​
  • Joint BRP – Continental Coal’s (ASX) Continental Coal SA, Mashala Resources,     Penumbra Coal Mine ​
  • BRP – Marlin Group of Granite Quarries​
  • Joint BRP – Kudumane Manganese Resources ​
  • Joint BRP – Glencore’s Optimum Coal Holdings and Optimum Coal Mine ​
  • Turnaround of 2 distressed projects in diamond tailings re-treatment – first optical sorting application in diamonds in the world.​
  • Turnaround of gravity gold recovery projects Grootvlei, Consolidated Murchison, Western Areas Gold Mine.​
  • Turnaround of a North American subsidiary in SA  – part of biggest optical sorting company in the bottling industry worldwide. ​
  • Restructuring Advisor to funders in a large independent power producer.​
  • Turnaround/restructuring advisor to the board of First Uranium and Simmer and Jack Mines.​
  • Turnaround and disposal of the Bateman Mineral Recovery international group of companies – part of the Bateman BV group.  The companies were spread out across SA, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Georgia, Finland, Sweden, USA and Brazil​
  • Advisor to the board of large ferroalloy smelting operation in SA and pre-assessment prior to its filing for business rescue proceedings.​
  • Advisor to a consortium of investors for the successful take-over of a group of companies in business rescue in the agri commodities industry ​
  • Advisor to the board of a large mining and metals commodities firm considering strategic turnaround and restructuring options including potential business rescue proceedings.​
  • BR/Restructuring/turnaround work for and with a variety of corporates, large international banks and DFIs in industries such as mining, technology, energy, media and food. ​
  • Cross cultural business dealings and negotiation experience with nationalities: Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Russia, India, China, Israel, Germany, Poland, Georgia, Finland, Sweden, UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Australia.