Nola Capital Corporation
Mining / Energy

Mining Financing
Mining financing has changed dramatically over the past few years but mining capital is still available in substantial
quantities if a client has a good project and they are committed to completing the funding process.  A common
mistake many mine owners make is prejudging what is possible and not investigating all types of financing.  There
have been many mining projects financed from new sources of capital that did not even exist before 201
5.

Types of Projects
We will consider all types of mining projects but most clients have the following types of ventures:
  •   Gold     
  •   Zinc      
  •   Silver
  •   Copper
  •   Frac Sand
  •   Cobalt
  •   Rare Earth

The Current State of Mine Financing
Most traditional mining lenders are, for all intents and purposes, out of the business right now.  Equity capital is also
harder to source but it can still be done if the project is exceptional.  We are not out of the funding business; we
want good projects even in these hard times.  If you have a good project and are willing to follow the rules you can
get funded.

Why We Are Unique
Unlike banks, factoring companies and traditional hard asset lenders, we are active in specialised areas of corporate
finance that lend themselves well to mining financing.  These specialized types of mining financing also have two
advantages over traditional funders  First, strong mining projects are actually being funded instead of shunted to the
side “until things improve”.  And second, the terms of the fundings are attractive even when other forms of funding
are demanding terms that would never be considered in normal times.

Alternative Capital Financing
In some situations, a new mining client may request funding in a program we normally offer only to our existing
clients.  The strength of the client's project is a major factor in determining if this option is available.  The funding is
non-recourse and in most situations repayment may be made before maturity.  
Please click here for more
information about alternative capital financing.

Distressed Capital Funding
If you have a distressed mining situation please click here for more information on distressed capital funding.

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Energy Financing
We completed our first energy financing in 1978 and over the past 40 years we have helped our clients during the
good times and through the hard times.  We understand what it takes to keep going when energy prices have fallen
and the industry is faced with a problem raising enough capital.  

We are now in the down segment of the energy cycle and everyone is wondering if we have seen the bottom.  It is
our opinion that weak commodity prices, additional Iranian capacity coming on-stream, bulging inventories, high debt
loads and a softening world economy are factors that will be with us for a while.  The wisest course of action now is
to consider different financing methods that are better suited for today's economic environment.  

If you are thinking of refinancing, divesting assets or acquiring energy assets we may be able to provide financing for
your transaction with terms far better than what you are currently expecting in today's challenging times.  Show us
your project and we will tell you what is possible.

Types of Projects
We consider projects in the following energy sectors:
  •   Oil and Natural Gas Exploration & Production
  •   Pipelines
  •  CNG
  •   Refining
  •   Shipping
  •   Oil Field Services

Alternative Capital Financing
In some situations, a new energy client may request funding in a program normally offered only to existing clients.  
The strength of the client’s project and its management team are major factors in determining if this option is
available.  The funding is non-recourse and in most situations repayment may be made before maturity.  
Please click
here for more information on alternative capital financing.

Distressed Capital Funding
If you are a lender, investor or operator and need capital for a distressed energy situation please click here for more
information on distressed capital funding.
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