Our focus is the Natural Resources sector and we offer aggregated capital markets data alongside an understanding of asset quality. By combining a set of technical and financial skills across the upstream energy and mining sectors, we help both issuers and investors deploy capital more effectively.
We offer searchable data sets and combine these with our one page research summaries (SCOTs). Structured Data Systems Ltd (‘SDS’), a wholly owned subsidiary of USIL, continues to develop a growing data library on over 500 upstream energy and mining groups. The vast majority of these companies are pre-cash flow and are dependent on the equity capital markets to finance their journey towards commerciality.
We are agnostic on asset jurisdiction and our universe is dominated by relatively high risk opportunities. Exploration and development stage companies continue to play a key role in the challenge to replace finite resources – what criteria determine how these companies access capital and how are expectations set?
Only a small number of names meet the typical liquidity requirements of generalist portfolio managers, wealth managers and family offices. Institutional sponsors, brokers, banks and shareholders become scarce as enterprise values drop below $1bn. By publising aggregated data and matching issuers to specialist capital sources, we aim to remedy that imbalance.