Dundee Securities Ltd. finances, and provides M&A advice to mining companies through all phases of their development cycle; from grass roots exploration through to production. We focus mainly on public companies that are active worldwide. Dundee Securities Ltd. principals draw on decades of experience in the Canadian capital markets. The Dundee Securities Ltd. team has a respected corporate finance team with deep technical backgrounds in engineering and geology. Our organization has developed strong institutional and strategic investor relationships. Our expertise, plus our relationships, allow us to deliver quality services to our clients.
Rick Cohen joins Dundee Securities Ltd. from Primary Capital Inc. as a Managing Director, having worked there from 2011 to 2018. Previously he served as a Managing Director with Dundee Securities in Investment Banking from 1998 to 2010. Rick was also a mining analyst with Goepel McDermid (1991-1998), BBN James Capel (1986-1991) and Prudential Bache Securities (1983-1986). From 1979 to 1981, Rick worked as a mill metallurgist for Utah Mines Ltd. at their Island Copper Mine. He has traveled to more than 50 countries looking at mining projects over his career. Rick received his B.A.Sc. in Mineral Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1979 and his MBA from the University of Western Ontario in 1983. Mr. Cohen is designated as a Professional Engineer in the Provinces of British Columbia and Ontario. He is currently a director of Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. and Kaizen Discovery Inc. and he is a former director of Peregrine Metals Ltd. which was acquired by Stillwater Mining Company in 2011.
Rob Klassen joins Dundee Securities Ltd. from Primary Capital as a Managing Director, having worked there from 2012 to 2018. Previously Rob served as the Managing Director of Investment Banking at Dundee Securities Ltd. from 2001 to 2010. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Mining Research with Goepel Shields from 1996 to 2001. Rob has 20 years of experience in the Canadian capital markets with specific expertise in mining research and investment banking. He earned a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of Saskatchewan and MBA from the University of Western Ontario. He’s also a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, the CIM and the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia.
Olav Langelaar joins Dundee Securities Ltd. from Primary Capital Inc. as Managing Director, having worked there from 2011 until 2018. Previously he served as Director Investment Banking from 2007 to 2011 for Dundee Securities Ltd. His previous industry experience includes roles with Ospraie Gold and Amerigo Resources (VP Corporate Development), Placer Dome (Manager of Corporate Finance and Insurance), Cameco, Cominco (now Teck), and Agrium (now Nutrien, as Engineer, Maintenance and Construction). Olav has over 20 years in the Canadian capital markets with specific expertise in mining operations and investment banking. He earned his Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia and the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia.
Andrew Nelson joins Dundee Securities Ltd. from Primary Capital Inc. as an Analyst, having worked there from 2017 to 2018. Previously he worked in public practice accounting at an international and mid-size firm as a financial auditor from 2013 to 2017 advising TSX & TSXV listed mining issuers. Andrew has over 5 years of accounting, tax, corporate finance, and valuation experience in the Canadian capital markets exclusively focused on mining. He obtained the Chartered Professional Accountant designation from the CPA Western School of Business, and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting & Finance from the Langara School of Management. He is also a member in good standing of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia. His contributions to the resource community involve acting as an Executive Officer with the Vancouver Chapter of Young Mining Professionals, a global not-for-profit, which holds networking events for young professionals in Vancouver's metals & mining industry.