Andrew Heinrichs

Acquisitions Director at Strategic Venture Fund Ltd

Strategic Venture Fund Ltd's background

We are a metal mining focused search fund accelerator, actively seeking investment candidates that can take advantage of our US$+50 Billion market cap Chinese State Owned Enterprise (SOE) partnerships for financing.

What do our SOE partners look for? Typically, either;

  • US$100-$500MM Capital Expenditure potential
  • US$+1.0bn NPV JORC/NI43-101 for JV or M&A

Why do we focus on this space?

Because non-Chinese junior mining companies find it difficult to tap into China Foreign Direct Investment institutions. ie China Export Import Bank, SinoSure, China Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Bank, etc.

The problem we solve is that we help unlock US$<10MM market cap mining companies to develop their US$+1.0 billion NPV illiquid in-ground assets.

We create the catalyst to secure the risk capital AND the risk development partner, like Engineering Procurement & Construction Contractors (EPCC), to complete their CapEx commitments.

Solving the foreign junior mining company's "chicken & egg" dilemma of raising equity first at very dilutive rates or securing the ~80% Project Finance first.

US$<300MM Market Cap ASX, TSX & AIM listed mining companies find it useful to secure a comprehensive set of capital commitments in one go vs going back to a diluting market again and again for;

  1. US$2-$20MM defining a resource ie JORC/NI43-101
  2. US$3-$15MM Bank Feasibility Study (BFS)
  3. US$15-$100MM ~20% equity gap in Project Finance

Instead, now the complete US$100-$500MM CapEx budget can be satisfied by a single SOE group.

What makes us different?

  1. Locking-in SOE commitments first

  2. Deferring US$2-$8MM Bank Feasibility Study (BFS) costs till after signing binding MOUs

  3. Coordinating multiple Chinese SOEs from:

  4. the Sponsoring EPCC

  5. SinoSure Export Credit Agency (ECA)

  6. Chinese Bank, ie Export Import or Development Bank application

  7. Private Equity (PE) or Mezzanine/Bridge provider, if applicable

  8. Closing capital participation vs front-end fees, retainers & expenses.

  9. Coordinating and following-up with weekly progress reviews with SOE Boards.

  10. Being Hong Kong-based, we're close to the HKEX listed SOEs.

How do we close transactions?

Financing Structures;

  • ~85% Loan to Value Project Finance
  • +1.2MM MT/year Pre-sold Off-take

  • US$+1.0bn JORC NPV for JV or M&A

  • to US$15MM-$75MM in project sponsor's Equity

  • Copper, Nickel, Tin, Manganese, REE, etc base and precious metals.

  • US$20-$75MM Private Equity

  • US$85MM-$425MM, 85% LVR matched

Country of Origins:

@Asian (Australia, Indonesian, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Philippines)

@Latin America (Chile, Colombia, Peru)

@Americas (Canada & USA)

Contact us at: [email protected]


Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Brice Vandevoorde

Regional Business Development Asia Pacific

Andrew is a trustworthy person, putting always the common and other interests before his own.
He is reliable, and always ready to help and to listen to m
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Robert W. van Zwieten

President & CEO at EMPEA (Emerging Markets Private Equity Association) | Non-Profit Trustee and Board Chairman

Andrew was a founding board member of the Investor Relations Professionals Association of Singapore (IRPAS) when I was the founding Chair of this industry body ... Read more

Charles Poon

Research Associate at CLSA

I find Andrew to be a very dynamic and creative person. Approacheable and always helpful, his footprint extends far beyond what you can see on his resume.

Lisa Cheong

Combining Finance & Communications

Andrew brought in extensive insights and experience to the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association. It was a pleasure working with him.

Steve Cheung

VP of Renewable Energy Sales, AsiaPac, Power-One

Andrew is a big help in connecting our company to the international finance community. He has been working with us for 4+ years and have provided a lot of worth ... Read more

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Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.


Strategic Venture Fund Ltd

Director - Venture Acquisitions

US$2MM-$15MM investment minimum for Export Trade Financing of Coal, Iron Ore, Nickel commodities;
China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Philippines, Kaza
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2007 2009

Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HIRA)

Board of Director

1. only HKEX Listed stock Co eligible for full membership, like;
......IRO, CFO, Board of Directors, and
2. Associate Advisory Members ca
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2006 2009

IRPAS - Investor Relations Professionals Association (Singapore)

Board of Director

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2004 2008

Surface Mount Technology

Corporate Venture Capital and Strategic Investor Relations

Corporate Venture Capital deliverables:
USD 13MM Development Bank execution
HKD 35MM Capital Guarantee structuring
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1999 2003

China Trade Agents Ltd.

Director - China Project Manager

- Cross-border pilot project;
P&L responsibility, B2B Team development,
Domestic Pricing Model & contract negotiations,
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Professional life preparation.

1999 2001

Fudan University

普通話 MadarinChinese Studies

普通話, Mandarin Chinese

1993 1999

Mount Allison University

Economics, Asian Studies

Tight community, awesome Profs & class mates, see #1 spot in the national rankings for 18 of the past 24 years, never ranked lower t ... Read more


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