Since 2005, the resources sector has attracted a significant amount of attention. Mining’s complex marketplace has given the industry a “buy high/sell low” reputation. Until now, there has been no guide to making deals that cover both opportunity and risk management. With over 27 years of experience in valuations and risk, Richard Stewart provides an invaluable analysis of a volatile market.

Hitting Pay Dirt is an essential guide to making better mining deals. This book will provide investors, board members and senior managers with key insights into: strategic issues for the resources industry; the economics of commodity prices; the political, geological, engineering, legal and financial considerations of mine management; building pricing discipline into mining transactions through an understanding of different valuation techniques; and developing transaction plans that can take advantage of cyclical transitions. 


About the author

Richard Stewart OAM is a Financial Advisory partner at PWC.

He specializes in valuation, corporate finance, strategic value advice, mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and joint venture arrangements.

His experience with PWC has spanned more than 30 years of work in Australia, Asia, the UK and USA. Working in the resources industry has been much of Richard’s focus for the last 10 years, but he has worked for man of PWC’s most prestigious global clients across various industries throughout his career.

Richard writes and speaks regularly on value issues, having previously published his first book, Strategic Value, in 2012. He also is a regular blogger on value-related issues.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Masters of Business Administration, and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants ANZ, the CPA in Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. Richard is also an Adjunct Professor of Business Valuation at the University of Technology Sydney.

He received the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2015, for his work in the social welfare sector and the accounting profession.