About Far East Capital
Far East Capital Limited ("FEC") has been operating for more than 25 years, servicing the junior end of the resource market. It is a family owned, Sydney-based private investment bank specialising in the resources sector. It was originally held 50:50 by interests associated with Warwick Grigor and Andrew Forrest, but became 100% owned by Grigor family interests in 1996.
Since 2008, FEC has held joint ownership of Hong Kong Far East Capital Limited, a corporate advisory business operating out of Hong Kong that has a complementary business with access to the Chinese investment community.
In 2008, FEC was pivotal in the formation of BGF Equities Pty Ltd, an independent stock broking company. In 2011, Canaccord Genuity purchased a 50% interest in BGF at a cost of approximately $40m. Warwick retired from the position of Executive Chairman at Canaccord/BGF in 2014, to resume his position as Executive Chairman of FEC.
Warwick has over 35 years experience as an investment and corporate analyst specialising in the mining and technology sectors. His multi skilled disciplines cover law, economics, accounting and geology.
FEC has an AFS Dealers Licence that enables it to provide services such as:
- Specialist research and opinions on resource companies and projects for consumption by investors and investment advisors
- Underwriting of share issues and capital raising placements
- Advice on capital raisings and corporate structuring, covering:
- Seed Capital and mezzanine funding opportunities
- Initial public offerings
- Entitlement issues and placements
- Prospectus preparation and valuations
- Introductions to specialist investors and relationship capital associations in the eastern states of Australia
- Joint venture negotiation and advice
Disclosure - Companies that have paid Far East Capital capital raising and corporate advisory fees in recent years:
- Anova Metals Ltd
Broken Hill Prospecting Ltd
Cobalt Blue Holdings Ltd
Draig Resources Ltd
First Graphene Ltd (formerly First Graphite Ltd)
Imagine Intelligent Materials Pty Ltd
Lucapa Diamond Company Ltd
Orinoco Gold Ltd
Pacific American Coal Ltd
Santana Minerals Ltd
West Wits Mining
White Rock Minerals Ltd
Warwick also sits on the boards of various companies from time to time. Currently his only position is chairmanship of First Graphene Ltd. He was also previously a non-executive director of Peninusla Energy Ltd.
KEY FAR EAST CAPITAL LIMITED PERSONNEL
Warwick Robert Grigor
Executive Chairman/Managing Director
Warwick Grigor is a graduate of the Australian National University having completed degrees in law and economics. His association with mining commenced with a position in the finance department of Hamersley Iron, and from there he moved to Jackson, Graham, Moore and Partners to become Australia's first specialist gold mining analyst.
Having established Jacksons as a leading gold research stockbroker, Warwick left to be the founding Research partner at Pembroke Securities and then the Senior Gold Analyst at County NatWest Securities, for five years. He retired from County in 1991 to found Far East Capital Limited ("FEC") that was established as a specialist small mining company financier and corporate adviser.
FEC works closely with a network of analysts and corporate advisory personnel that extends its reach beyond what would normally be expected of a private advisory business.