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  1. March 31, 2014

    X2 Resources: X-Men

    What does almost $4bn get you in holes in the ground these days? Perhaps rather a lot, if you can buy the unfinished mines...

  2. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    Mini-miners for sale?

    Wanted: mid-scale mining company with potential to renovate and extend. Desperate and/or motivated sellers preferred. Mick...

  1. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The slow but sure ebb of eurozone inflation. David has a look at the HFT story, as...

  2. March 31, 2014

    Mick Davis’s X2 secures $2.5bn funding

    Mick Davis, a driving force in the dealmaking that transformed the mining sector during a decade-long commodities boom,...

  3. March 6, 2014

    Recap brings Stobart minorities bad vibes

    Stobart Group, the company best known as a trucker, is taking off its tie and turning it into a headband. The group is...

  4. February 10, 2014

    QKR buys African gold mine for $110m

    One of the private financing vehicles set up to buy mining assets as the industry’s largest companies retrench has struck...

  5. January 26, 2014

    Warburg Pincus hires ArcelorMittal’s former mining chief

    Warburg Pincus, the private equity investor, has hired Peter Kukielski, ArcelorMittal’s former mining chief, to accelerate...

  6. December 6, 2013

    Glencore plans to drop Xstrata name

    Glencore Xstrata plans to drop the ‘Xstrata’ from its corporate name – in a move that will erase the final remnants of a...

  7. November 1, 2013

    Xstrata deal bonuses paid despite shareholder blocking action

    Xstrata awarded bonuses linked to its acquisition by Glencore to about 20 executives late last year after shareholders...

  8. October 8, 2013

    Private equity turns to mining veterans

    Some of mining’s top names are leading an advance into the industry by private equity investors, aiming to combine capital...

  9. September 30, 2013

    Mick Davis: X-man, the sequel

    Mick Jagger has made a great career of playing the same songs again and again. Mick Davis, chief executive of Xstrata before...

  10. September 30, 2013

    Former Xstrata chief Mick Davis wins $1bn backing for mining venture

    Mick Davis has raised $1bn for his new mining venture in a bet by investors that the industry heavyweight can master the...

  11. May 5, 2013

    Former Xstrata chief hires Goldman to raise fund

    Mick Davis has hired Goldman Sachs to help him raise a new fund, as the former Xstrata chief executive prepares his future...

  12. April 16, 2013

    Davis in line for £4.63m payout

    Mick Davis, chief executive of Xstrata, is in line to receive £4.63m for stepping down as soon as the Swiss-based miner’s...

  13. April 16, 2013

    Lombard: Push comes to shove for Davis

    The last immovable object blocking Glencore’s $64bn combination with miner Xstrata has fallen. Striking a deal with Chinese...

  14. FT Alphaville

    March 11, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York… Daylight Savings Time started on Sunday, moving clocks forward an hour. British Summer Time doesn’t...

  15. FT Alphaville

    March 11, 2013

    Xstrata 2.0 (or what Mick did next)

    What now for Xstrata CEO Mick ‘The Miner’ Davis? Bloomberg thinks it has the answer: Xstrata (XTA) Plc Chief Executive...

  16. March 10, 2013

    CEOs applaud protection of overseas aid

    David Cameron’s decision to protect Britain’s overseas aid budget has been praised by Britain’s leading business figures,...

  17. March 5, 2013

    Xstrata exits after decade of two halves

    And so Xstrata takes its last bow as a quoted company. Barring yet another delay to the deadline for closing its $76bn...

  18. March 5, 2013

    Glencore says China probing market share

    China is investigating the influence of the Glencore-Xstrata $76bn tie-up in the copper market, opening the door for Beijing...

  19. FT Alphaville

    February 27, 2013

    Has Ivan started drinking what Mick was drinking?

    We are talking here about Glenstrata, of course, going ex-Mick Davis and cum-Ivan Glasenberg as soon as the last bits of...

  20. January 27, 2013

    Xstrata chief loses faith in public markets

    Mick Davis, the chief executive of Xstrata, has lost faith in the public markets as a place to fund entrepreneurial...

  21. January 27, 2013

    The dealmaker’s dealmaker

    As a man who, in his teens, became the youngest qualified umpire in South Africa, Mick Davis is partial to a cricketing...

  22. January 17, 2013

    Albanese joins the exit of top miners

    For a while, it seemed that Tom Albanese would be the last one standing among the chief executives of the world’s largest...

  23. December 12, 2012

    Little room to envy Brooks’ £10.9m payout

    Unusually for a top executive, Rebekah Brooks appears to be benefiting from pay inflation long after she left her job. When...

  24. December 4, 2012

    Reid to step down as Xstrata finance head

    Xstrata’s finance chief is to step down after its takeover by Glencore, in a move that will heighten some investors’ fears...

  25. November 20, 2012

    Glencore / Xstrata – almost done

    The voting screens in the Theater-Casino in Zug, Switzerland, had barely cooled down and the freshly approved combination of...

  26. November 20, 2012

    Glencore sees light in Xstrata tunnel

    After 10 months of wrangling, the two-headed beast that will be born by the merger of commodities trader Glencore and miner...

  27. November 20, 2012

    Vote raises prospect of Xstrata exodus

    The $68bn merger between Glencore and Xstrata is edging closer to completion. But for some 70 Xstrata executives and...

  28. November 15, 2012

    Xstrata backs Lonmin $817m cash call

    Xstrata, which owns 24.5 per cent of Lonmin, on Thursday said that it would fully participate in an $817m rights issue...

  29. November 15, 2012

    Glencore / Xstrata – decision time

    What a pathetic mess of unintended consequences the planned $66bn Glencore-Xstrata mining merger has become. Shareholders...

  30. November 9, 2012

    Mining the right seam for succession

    There is quite a decent job going at BHP Billiton; the chance to gain money, fame and influence, in fact, as the next chief...

  31. November 6, 2012

    BHP begins hunt for new chief

    BHP Billiton has quietly started looking for a successor to Marius Kloppers, chief executive, in what could herald a further...

  32. November 6, 2012

    BHP’s plans betoken Klopper success

    One green bottle, standing on the wall. BHP Billiton has started succession planning for the departure of chief executive...

  33. November 2, 2012

    Boost for $80bn Glencore-Xstrata merger

    The proposed merger of Glencore and Xstrata received a lift when ISS, the shareholder advisory group closely followed by US...

  34. October 26, 2012

    Outsider who failed to break old guard

    Cynthia Carroll always had a lot to prove. When she came to Anglo American five-and-a-half years ago, it was dominated by...

  35. FT Alphaville

    October 26, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York FT ALPHAVILLE Bye Cynthia! Anglo American has parted ways with Cynthia Carroll and the mining group...

  36. FT Alphaville

    October 26, 2012

    Bye Cynthia!

    Anglo American has parted ways with Cynthia Carroll and the mining group does not know who’s going to replace her. The share...

  37. October 21, 2012

    Davis upbeat over Xstrata/Glencore union

    After nine months of will-they, won’t-they, Glencore and Xstrata are – for better or for worse – heading up the aisle. When...

  38. October 21, 2012

    Xstrata ‘unfairly disparaged’, says chief

    The board of Xstrata has been “unfairly disparaged” over its handling of the $70bn merger with commodities trader Glencore,...

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