MGX is Moving to Wall Street: It‘s Time for Transition and Monetization

"Committed to winning: We do what‘s best for the client, at all cost, and win." (John Ferrara, CEO of Capstone Headwaters

Looking to develop large-scale lithium and petrolithium projects, today MGX Minerals Inc. announced the engagement of investment bank Capstone Headwaters LLC, indicating the time of traditional lithium processing may be nearing an end as the company‘s breakthrough technology is poised to eclipse solar evaporation with nano-filtration. MGX‘s ambitious expansion plans are now backed by one of the most experienced and best connected resource firms on Wall Street. 

As MGX prepares for commercial deployment of its rapid lithium extraction system and the simultaneous advancement of its world-class magnesium project, the emerging greentech conglomerate has partnered up with one of the largest independent investment banks in the US to advise and finance MGX‘s lithium, magnesium and energy projects.

The leading middle market investment bank will assist in monetizing MGX‘s diverse assets focussed on advanced materials, energy commodities and energy technology.

Strictly speaking, it‘s about driving shareholder value by deploying its rapid extraction technology and entering the lithium space, synchronously monetizing its project portfolio with the right strategic partners. Capstone Headwaters has been engaged, and is committed to play a key role during this exciting time of transition and monetization. 

Big Backing

Being one of the largest land holders of lithium brine in North America with a disruptive processing technology in hand, MGX is joining forces with Wall Street for development of its US lithium assets. Now the focus is all about scale and looking to develop large-scale lithium and petrolithium projects.

In light of recent events, including completion of a positive NI43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment for Driftwood Creek (see press release dated March 6, 2018), entry into the Chilean lithium brine and California geothermal brine markets (see press release dated February 14, 2018 and press release dated January 23, 2018), commercialization of its lithium extraction technology (see press release dated February 12, 2018), and acquisition of Zincnyx Energy Solutions with development of next generation zinc air fuel cell battery technology (see press release dated January 30, 2018) MGX Minerals recognizes the need for an experienced investment banking advisor. Capstone Headwaters will advise MGX in all transaction related matters including project financing, assets disposition, valuation, banking, acquisitions and corporate structuring.

About Capstone Headwaters

In January 2018, Capstone Partners LLC and Headwaters MB LLC completed a strategic transaction whereby Capstone has acquired Headwaters to form Capstone Headwaters LLC. This combination unites 2 leading middle market investment banking firms into a single platform. The transaction creates one of the largest independent investment banks in the US. Capstone Headwaters is an elite investment banking firm dedicated to serving the corporate finance needs of middle market business owners, investors and creditors. Capstone Headwaters provides merger & acquisition, private placement, corporate restructuring and financial advisory services across 16 industry verticals to meet the lifecycle needs of emerging enterprises. Headquartered in Boston, MA and Denver, CO, Capstone Headwaters has 20 offices in the US, UK and Brazil with a global reach that includes over 300 professionals in 34 countries. 

Named “Investment Bank of the Year” for the third year in a row

Headwaters MB was named “US Investment Bank of the Year” by major industry organizations and a winner of 3 different deal awards from their annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards ceremony at the Harvard Club in New York in 2015. According to their website:

"Headwaters MB brings people, quality advice, uncompromised client advocacy, and powerful reach to help our clients grow, capitalize or monetize their businesses. We provide a full suite of M&A and capital formation services offering impressive market access to owners and operators of middle-market companies. We do the standard stuff that bankers do.  We help clients buy and sell companies or raise different types of capital. We offer advisory services such as alternatives analysis, fairness opinions, and special situations advice.  And the “MB” in our name stands for merchant banking, where we have investment capabilities too." 

"Where deals get done"

Picture source: Capstone Headwaters LLC

Headwaters’ impressive investment banking track record:

Capstone’s client success over the last 2 decades: 

"Ultimately, Capstone’s reputation is built on the people and institutions we represent, ranging from private business owners to leading investors and lenders.  We are also proud to note that Capstone is an alliance partner of several prestigious Wall Street firms. At the conclusion of each engagement, we seek direct feedback from our clients across 10 key performance categories. To date, Capstone has achieved a 95% performance rating. Clients highlight Capstone’s ability to increase the probability of success, speed to completion and shareholder value. We take great pride in this achievement." (Testimonials)

More information about Capstone‘s "proven capabilities", which include M&A (joint ventures & alliances, strategic mergers, buyouts, strategic acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, corporate sales), financings (both equity and debt), merchant banking (through Capstone Ventures able to co-invest in transactions; only reserved for select clients of the firm), business consulting, corporate restructuring, valuation as well as related strategic and financial advisory services 

Company Details

MGX Minerals Inc.
#303 - 1080 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 2T1
Phone: +1 604 681 7735 

Shares Issued & Outstanding: 101,573,656


Canadian Symbol (CSE): XMG
Current Price: $1.13 CAD (03/21/2018)
Market Capitalization: $115 Million CAD


German Symbol / WKN (Tradegate): 1MG / A12E3P
Current Price: €0.719 EUR (03/21/2018)
Market Capitalization: €73 Million EUR 

Previous Coverage

Report #51 “Congratulations! MGX Nominated in 2 Categories as a Finalist for the S&P Global Platts Metals Awards“

Report #50 “MGX Gets Serious About Magnesium, Engages Hatch for Magnesium Metal Scoping Study“

Report #49 “MGX to Acquire and Commercialize Clean Technology for Extraction of Lithium and Aluminum from Spodumene“

Report #48 “MGX Minerals Issues PEA for a World-Class Magnesium Project in British Columbia“

Report #47 “High-Grade Battery Metals From Dirty Petcoke“

Report #46 “Big Times Ahead For Several Joint Ventures from MGX Minerals“

Report #45 “MGX Partner Broadcasting on US Television“

Report #44 “The Big Rethinking Begins: Multiple Lithium Projects in Chile Test the Rapid Lithium Extraction Technology from MGX“

Report #43 “Global Lithium Dominance? MGX Doubles Performance of Lithium Extraction Filters“

Report #42 “Scores of Tail Winds for MGX becoming a Leader in the New Energy Economy“

Report #41 “MGX Goes Big, Develops Utility-Scale Battery Storage System“

Report #40 “Positioned to Profit from Transition to New Energy Economy“

Report #39 “MGX Assembles Dream Team For California Lithium Strategy“

Report #38 “MGX: The Next GreenTech Energy Giant“

Report #37 “MGX Partners with Highbury Energy to make Petroleum Coke more Clean“

Report #36 “Technological Breakthrough in the Mass Energy Storage Industry“

Report #35 “Eureka! MGX Starts Developing Silica Projects after Acquisition of Mass Storage Battery Technology“

Report #34 “MGX Going Big on Petrolithium: The first large-scale integrated petroleum and lithium project ever developed“

Report #33 “Driving into the Realms of Tesla & Co: MGX Acquires Mass Storage Battery Technology from Teck Resources“

Report #32 “Backed by Private and Institutional Heavyweights: MGX cashes up for Lithium Extraction and Exploration“

Report #31 “MGX Revolutionizes the Lithium World - Commissions First Rapid Lithium Extraction System“

Report #30 “Full Steam Ahead: MGX Engages Senator Polanco (Ret.) to Head California Lithium Brine Strategy“

Report #29 “MGX to Target Geothermal Market for Extraction of Lithium and Gold“

Report #28 “MGX Minerals Commences Development of the World‘s First Petrolithium Field“

Report #27 “Canadian Government Backs MGX Minerals‘ Petrolithium Cleantech“

Report #26 “MGX Minerals Solves the Magnesium Problem of the Lithium Industry“

Report #25 “Hard-Rock Lithium Exposure for MGX“

Report #24 “One of the Largest Initial Oil Estimates in US History“

Report #23 “MGX starts Petrolithium pilot plant to deliver hard facts for strategic partners“

Report #22 “Time to bet: Sprott takes a position in MGX“

Report #21 “Petrolithium: First Come First Served“

Report #20 “Successful Independent Verification of the MGX Lithium Extraction Technology“

Report #19 “MGX to Drill the World‘s First PetroLithium Well in Utah“

Report #18 “MGX Reports Upgrading of Lithium Brine from 67 to 1600 ppm Lithium“ 

Report #17 “MGX technology nominated for prestigious Katerva Award, the Nobel Prize of Sustainability“ 

Report #16 “Unconventional oil play legend Marc Bruner to take MGX and PetroLithium to the next level“ 

Report #15 “Total Conviction: MGX forms PetroLithium Corp. to expand into the US oilfield brine markets“ 

Report #14: “MGX Extracts Lithium from Oil Wastewater - Begins Monumental Integration with Big Oil“

Report #13 "MGX Partners with Oil Major on Lithium Brine, New Energy Industry Facing Fundamental Shift“

Report #12 "Game Changing Potential: MGX Minerals‘ Pilot Plant for Rapid Production of Lithium Nears Completion“

Report #11 "MGX assays 34 g/t gold from surface sampling in British Columbia“

Report #10 “Official: MGX owns magnesium worth multi-billions of dollars and starts pilot plant shortly“

Report #9 “One of the world‘s largest lithium resources on the horizon?“

Report #8 “Ready for significant lithium brine work in Alberta“

Report #7 “At the forefront of Alberta‘s lithium brine riches“

Report #6 “Pioneering Lithium in Alberta: MGX Minerals Teams Up“

Report #5 “Time to Put a Lithium Production Process in Place“

Report #4 “MGX Minerals Taps Into Canada‘s Potentially Largest High-Grade Lithium Resources“

Report #3 “MGX Minerals Receives Mining Lease for 20 years (in British Columbia!)“

Report #2 “MGX Minerals Accelerates Towards Production“

Report #1 “MGX Minerals Plans To Enter The Magnesium Market“

Disclaimer: This report contains forward-looking information or forward-looking statements (collectively "forward-looking information") within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information is typically identified by words such as: "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "estimate", "potentially" and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. Rockstone Research and MGX Minerals Inc. cautions investors that any forward-looking information provided herein is not a guarantee of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking information as a result of various factors. The reader is referred to the MGX´s public filings for a more complete discussion of such risk factors and their potential effects which may be accessed through the MGX´s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.comPlease read the full disclaimer within the full research report as a PDF (here) as fundamental risks and conflicts of interest exist. The author, Stephan Bogner, holds a long position in MGX Minerals Inc. and is being paid a monthly retainer from Zimtu Capital Corp., which company also holds a long position in MGX Minerals Inc. 

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Name: MGX Minerals Inc.
Canada Symbol: XMG
Germany Symbol / WKN: 1MG / A12E3P
Shares Issued & Outstanding: 101,573,656
Phone: +1 604 681 7735

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