Over the last few years FactRight has reviewed a number of investment programs that offer investors mining and conservation easement options. As part of these investment programs, product sponsors engage a consulting geologist to complete a mineral valuation report, which the product sponsor relies on to project investor returns and estimate the value of a conservation easement. Because of the significant role the mineral valuation report plays in the offering and FactRight’s commitment to providing a detailed assessment of offering risks, FactRight has engaged Dr. Andrew Schissler, professor of practice at the Colorado School of Mines to perform independent assessments of sponsor-obtained mineral valuation reports for these types of investment programs in the future.
Join us on this webinar to learn more about:
- Why mineral valuations are important when considering mining and conservation easement strategies
- How Dr. Schissler assesses the estimated value of mineral rights
- The key due diligence considerations to consider when reviewing investment programs that have a mining strategy
About Our Presenters:
Russell Putnam is FactRight’s primary analyst for due diligence of conservation easement, oil and gas, and private placement investments. Prior to joining FactRight, Russell served as a document review attorney and a compliance consulting analyst. Before earning his juris doctor degree, Russell managed the acquisition due diligence process, collateral pooling, and distribution process for the issuance of asset- and mortgage-backed securities. Russell is a magna cum laude graduate from Hamline University School of Law and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from St. Olaf College.
Dr. Andrew Schissler, PE, is a professor of practice and adjunct at the Colorado School of Mines in Mining Engineering and coordinates the national examination for Professional Engineering Licensure for Mining/Mineral Processing for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration. Dr. Schissler has 44 years of experience in mining engineering and the business of mining, including more than 30 years working directly for mining companies in various capacities, ranging from laborer to executive vice president. Dr. Schissler has performed more than 65 due diligence mineral studies and valuations worldwide in all mineral lines, including energy, metals, and industrial minerals. Dr. Schissler earned his doctorate and bachelor of science degrees from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from Regis University.
FactRight’s own Jake Heidkamp reviews current financial highlights, and provide in-depth assessments of pending shareholder actions and strategic transactions affecting former AR Global-sponsored programs, including:
- ARC Hospitality
- AR Global Trust II
- American Finance Trust
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- ARC Retail Centers of America
Get up to date information on the AR Global programs that are at critical operational crossroads so that you can best inform and advise your clients.
About Our Presenter:
Jake Heidkamp has been an analyst at FactRight since 2015 and focuses primarily on ongoing due diligence of credit and real estate programs, including business development companies, REITs, interval funds, private equities, Regulation A+ offerings, DSTs and other alternative investments.
Jacob provides insight and analysis of credit, illiquid assets, valuation procedures, proxy solicitations and merger proposals for alternative investments. Additionally, he provides financial analysis of DST offerings, as well as analysis of primary securities offerings. Jacob supports broker dealers in their initial and ongoing evaluation of alternative investment offerings, by leveraging his experiences, prior to FactRight, in structured finance valuation services, credit analysis, financial institution mergers and acquisitions, and securities litigation.
Join FactRight’s own Chari Graham as she leads a discussion with Kristy Grant-Hart, Author, Compliance & Ethics Consultant, Speaker on The Economics of Integrity.
In this lively webinar, you’ll hear about the financial, emotional, and reputational cost of companies acting without integrity, and then learn specific, immediately actionable ways to build the high-trust corporate environment essential to building a great work culture.
About Our Presenter:
Kristy Grant-Hart, managing director of Spark Compliance Consulting, is a noted compliance and ethics professional. Spark Compliance Consulting focuses on creating, energizing, and optimizing corporate compliance and data privacy programs. Kristy is the author of How to be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer and is an adjunct professor at Delaware Law School, Widener University, teaching Global Compliance and Ethics. Ms. Grant-Hart was previously the chief compliance officer at United International Pictures, the joint distribution company for Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures in 65+ countries. Ms. Grant-Hart began her legal career at the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she worked in the firm’s Los Angeles and London offices. She is an experienced international conference speaker and has published articles in magazines and trade publications in the United States and Europe on anti-bribery topics and on data privacy and data transfer. Kristy has advised Fortune 500 companies on international compliance and has created and revamped compliance programs for major companies in Europe and the United States. Ms. Grant-Hart graduated summa cum laude from Loyola Law School in California. She is certified as a Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional – International (CCEP-I) and is a member of the California Bar.
With three issuers recently listing on the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ, Regulation A+ is proving to be an efficient and cost-effective method to raise up to $50 million dollars and a stepping stone to becoming a public company.
Things have certainly changed. Before the JOBS Act, Regulation A was a dormant tool for small issuers to raise capital. Now we see it as a basis for many issuers to raise capital by launching a mini-IPO.
How will these Reg A+ opportunities affect you and your business? Join FactRight’s own Brandon Raatikka as he leads a panel discussion with securities lawyers Scott Andersen and George S. Georgiades on the Rise of the Mini-IPO: The Road to NYSE and NASDAQ Using Regulation A+
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If you want to build critical qualitative analysis in your diligence on a manager, understand why models are inherently limiting in the diligence process, and supplement your current diligence process with tactics from the experts, watch Rethinking Due Diligence and Manager Selection.
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- The importance of refocusing manager’s discussion from what they do and how they do it
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The popularity of programs with conservation easement benefits is growing among broker-dealers. These are complicated programs with a heightened risk/reward profile relative to many programs review by FactRight.
Whether you’re considering offering these programs this year for the first time, or you’re more experienced, you’ll want to view this video to hear how one of FactRight’s experts analyze conservation easement offerings.
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