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Michael A. Barton

Chief Executive Officer at Pala Investments Ltd/Switzerland
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Michael A. Barton

Chief Executive Officer at Pala Investments Ltd/Switzerland

Overview

Age
38 (Born 1980)
Notable Companies
Pala Investments Ltd/Switzerland

Pala Investments Ltd.
Board Seats
13
Number of Relationships
This person is connected to 587 people.

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Senior Vice President & General Counsel at GEOVIA

Registered Professional Engineer at South African Council for Professional Engineers

Managing Partner at Pala Investments Ltd/Switzerland

Managing Partner at Pala Investments Ltd/Switzerland

Managing Director, Investment Team at Pala Investments Ltd/Switzerland

Vice President, Finance Team at Pala Investments Ltd/Switzerland

Chief Financial Officer & Joint Secretary at Kore Potash Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Kore Potash Ltd.

Vice President, Chief Operating Officer at Nevada Copper Corp.

General Manager-Liqhobong at Firestone Diamonds Plc
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Educational Background

 
The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England.

Memberships

Member
Current
The Chartered Institute For Securities & Investment operates as securities and investment educational institute. It is the professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of major financial centres round the world. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Career History

Chief Executive Officer
2006 - ?
Chief Executive Officer
Prior
Pala Investments Ltd. is a multi-national private company located in Saint Helier,, that operates as private equity and venture capital firm. It was founded by Jan Alex Castro. Michael Barton is currently the CEO of the company. On its website, the firm says this about itself: Pala is a multi-strategy investment company focused on the mining and metals value chain with a strong track record of successful investments and value creation. Pala’s team has extensive experience within the sector and seeks to assist companies in which it has long-term share holdings by providing strategic advice and innovative solutions in development, production, expansion and turnaround situations. Pala also pursues a range of liquid investment strategies. Pala invests across all geographies and in all mining commodities as well as mining services and consumables.
Managing Director
Prior
Pala is a specialist investment manager focused on the mining and metals sector. The firm invests worldwide in private equity as well as in public companies, both in established and emerging markets. They consider investments across a variety of commodities and minerals, including base metals, precious metals, industrial minerals, oil, natural gas, coal, uranium, coalbed methane and alternative energy sources. They also invest in mining services and consumables, as well as in mineral processing, mining technology and mining infrastructure. Their investments have included mining operations for gold and diamonds. In emerging markets they target early-stage companies, whereas in established market they tend to invest in larger companies, including in turnaround situations.Pala is a hands-on investor who gets actively involved in their investee companies at the board level. They provide strategic advisory and innovative financing solutions, and stay invested over the long term. The firm invests up to USD 150 million in the form of direct equity, debt and mezzanine financing. The firm's investment approach starts with a top-down macro view of developments within their sector of interest, and they may also invest opportunistically outside of their key sector of focus. Individual investment decisions are bottom-up and based on in-depth fundamental research at the company level.
Vice President
Prior
Hatch Corporate Finance is a British private company located in London that provides financial advisory services. The firm was founded by Rodney Graham Beddows and Guy Jacques Marie de Selliers de Moranville.
Professional
Prior
Deloitte & Touche LLP offers auditing and consulting services. It also provides accounting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services. The company engages in international financial reporting, assurance, advisory, tax auditing, corporate governance, risk consulting, advisory services, mergers and acquisitions, government compliance, and human capital consulting services. The company was founded on May 6, 1997 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
Non-Executive Director
2018 - Current
Dalradian Resources, Inc. is an exploration company, which engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious and base metals projects. Its exploration properties are located in Canada, Northern Ireland, and Norway. The company was founded on March 27, 2009 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Non-Executive Director
2012 - Current
Kore Potash Ltd. engages in the mineral exploration and development company. Its projects include Kola sylvinite deposit, Dougou and Yangala Prospect hosts sylvinite of the Hangingwall Seam. The company was founded on February 19, 2004 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.
Member, Advisory Board
Current
Director
Current
Norcast Castings Co. Ltd. manufactures abrasion resistant castings and grinding media products. The company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Director
2014 - 2016
Nevada Copper Corp. engages in the identification, acquisition, exploration, and development of copper and other mineral properties. It focuses on the development of Pumpkin Hollow project. The company was founded by Brian P. Kirwin and Giulio T. Bonifacio on June 16, 1999 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
Director
2012 - Prior
Hana Mining Ltd. engages in the mineral exploration. The firm currently developing ghanzi copper-silver project in Botswana, Africa. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
2011 - 2014
WDS Ltd. engages in the provision of engineering and construction services. It operates through the Mining and Energy segments. The Mining segment offers contract mining services, civil tunneling, fabrication of mine equipment and development of ventilation systems. The Energy segment provides pipelines, installation and repair services to oil, gas, and water industries. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Fortitude Valley, Australia.
Non-Executive Director
2010 - 2014
Peninsula Energy Ltd. uranium mining company, which engages in the exploration and development of uranium properties. It operates through the following business segments: Lance Uranium Projects, Wyoming USA; Karoo Uranium Projects, South Africa; and Corporate or Other. The company was founded on November 12, 1993 and is headquartered in Subiaco, Australia.
Non-Executive Chairman, Board of Directors
2010 - 2016
Sierra Rutile Ltd. engages in exploraton, production, and sales of natural rutile and related by-products from its assets in Sierra Leone. It produces titanium feedstock industrial minerals primarily, rutile, with some associated ilmenite, as well as smaller quantities of zircon. The company was founded in December 1971 and is headquartered in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Director
2009 - 2010
CaNickel Mining Ltd. engages in the mining, extraction, and processing of nickel-containing ore. Its projects include Bucko Lake Mine, Thompson Nickel Belt, Voisey's Bay Deposit, and Raglan Deposit. The company was founded on January 11, 1937 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
Director
Prior
Norcast Wear Solutions, Inc. manufactured and distributed mill liners. The company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Director
Prior
New Birmingham Inc. provides integrated industrial minerals and logistics solutions. It manufactures various industrial minerals such as iron ore, silica sand, limestone, railroad ballasts, iron additives and iron aggregates. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Tyler, TX.
Director
Prior
Dumas Contracting Ltd. provides underground mining contracting services. It specializes in mine construction, mine development, production mining, mine services and engineering. Dumas full-service underground mining contractor providing services to clients throughout the Americas. The firm has locations in Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Timmins, Toronto and Val-d'Or. The company was founded by Daniel Dumas in 1994 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Director
Prior
Tercon Investments Ltd. provides civil construction and mine site development services. It is a multidiscipline civil, construction and mining contractor with operations in Canada and USA. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Kamloops, Canada.

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