The proposed investments to be made by the Company may be either quoted or unquoted; made by direct acquisition or through farm-ins; may be in companies, partnerships, joint ventures; or direct interests in mining projects. Target investments will generally be involved in projects in the exploration and/or development stage and/or producing mines. The Company's equity interest in a proposed investment may range from a minority position to 100 per cent. ownership.
The Company will initially focus on projects located in South East Asia but will also consider investments in other geographical regions. The Directors will identify and assess potential investment targets and, where they believe further investigation is required, intend to appoint appropriately qualified advisers to assist. They believe they have a broad range of sources of potential opportunities.
The Company proposes to carry out a comprehensive and thorough project review process in which all material aspects of any potential investment will be subject to appropriate due diligence. It is likely that the Company's financial resources will be invested in a small number of projects or potentially in just one investment, which may be deemed to be a reverse takeover under the AIM Rules.
Where this is the case, the Board intends to mitigate risk by undertaking an appropriate due diligence process. Any transaction constituting a reverse takeover under the AIM Rules will require Shareholder approval and the publication by the Company of an admission document meeting the requirements of the AIM Rules. The Board has not, however, excluded the possibility of building a broader portfolio of investment assets.
The Company intends to deliver Shareholder returns principally through capital growth rather than income distribution via dividends and actively manages its investment portfolio to achieve this aim. Given the nature of the New Investing Policy, the Company does not intend to make regular periodic disclosures or calculations of net asset value. The Board considers that, in due course, the Company may require additional funding as investments are made and new investment opportunities arise.