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Jolimont Global invests in high growth mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies. The METS sector presents outstanding investment opportunities, magnified in an environment of volatile commodity prices and historically high operating costs. Mining companies rely increasingly on METS companies to provide incremental as well as step-change solutions to improve productivity and lower costs.

Jolimont Global has a highly experienced senior executive team with extensive commercial experience in mining, technology, private equity and finance. Founded by Jolimont Capital (Lex McArthur and Charles Gillies) with a track record of success in commercialising new technologies including 29 investments since 2003. Jolimont Global is a joint venture between Jolimont Capital and Resource Capital Funds (RCF), one of the pioneers in large resource-focused private equity funding. RCF has supported >100 mining and mining-services companies involving projects located in 39 countries, relating to >25 commodities.

Investing in Innovation

Jolimont Global is at the forefront of emerging technologies and ideas in the mining sector. We are continually scanning and evaluating best-in-breed mining technology products and services from around the world and have extensive relationships with leading research institutions and universities globally. We have met with and reviewed over 300 companies in our travels to the locations indicated on the adjacent heat map.

These are assessed on how well and how quickly they can deliver productivity improvements and bring significant solutions for mining companies. The end result is to make life safer and easier for front-line operational managers and teams while adding value to the operation.

Jolimont Global brings more than just capital. The team brings its industry knowledge, operational experience, and extensive networks.



Lex McArthur

Chief Executive Officer

Lex is co-founder and CEO of Jolimont Global. In 2000, Lex founded and was CEO of ADI, a technology seed investor. Previously, he was CEO of Emerge CMC Ltd, a joint venture between IT vendors Oracle, NEC, Telstra and four major universities to commercialise online business applications…

Charles Gillies

Chief Investment Officer

Charles has 13 years Private Equity experience at Partner level working actively with management teams on financings, restructurings and marketing. Charles has been or is a Director of HumanWare, Plantic, Redfern Polymer Optics, RIO and Fitness2Live…


Ian Burvill

Non Executive Director

Ian has over 30 years of mining industry experience. He started his career as a mechanical engineer, then worked as a merchant banker before becoming a senior executive in private equity. He is a former Partner of Resource Capital Funds and a past Associate Director of Rothschild Australia Limited…


Larry Lopez

Non Executive Director

Larry has over 25 years experience in enabling knowledge based businesses, technology finance, strategic planning, regional development and executive management. Larry spent 17 years at SVB Financial Group, a publicly traded US financial services company specializing in technology finance…


John MacKinnon

Investment Director

John has over 20 years experience in equity research and corporate finance focused primarily on the global mining industry and global commodities. His most recent role in banking and corporate finance included Managing Director, Head of Metals and Mining…


Lyle Bruce

Implementation Director

Lyle Bruce has a track record of achievement in managing and growing mining technology businesses. He was Managing Director of GroundProbe from 2003 to 2013, taking it from zero revenue to a trade sale of more than $100m in 2010….


Lawrence Clark


Lawrence brings 35 years of experience in hard rock mining operations, engineering, planning and technology introduction to Jolimont. Most recently Lawrence was Senior Director of Newmont’s Mining Technology…


Carol Sullivan

Chief Financial Officer

Carol has been the Chief Financial Officer of Jolimont Capital since 2007. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London since 1988, Carol came to Melbourne…

“Jolimont Global is both an investor and a strategic partner”

– Alex Cervinka – CEO, Newtrax


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Newtrax partners with world-leading AI research center to discover new insights in underground hard rock mines

Newtrax partners with world-leading AI research center to discover new insights in underground hard rock mines

Montreal, QC – February 28, 2017 — Newtrax Technologies Inc. (‘Newtrax’) – the leading provider of safety and operations management systems for underground hard rock mines announced it has partnered with the Montreal-based Institute for Data Valorisation (IVADO). Together, they will create new value for existing customers with the big data generated from Newtrax systems installed around the world.

Full press release here – Newtrax-PressreleaseofNewtraxIVADOPartnership_EN_Final

Major investment to aid Minnovare’s Global Expansion

Major investment to aid Minnovare’s Global Expansion

Australian based mining technology firm Minnovare, has secured significant investment from two highly regarded private equity firms which will help propel the company into the international market.
Minnovare’s ground-breaking product, the Azimuth Aligner, is delivering unprecedented efficiency to the underground drilling process, by substantially reducing rig set-up time. Media Release – Investment to aid Minnovare’s Expansion

Blast Movement Technologies majority stake acquired by Jolimont Global Mining Systems and Resource Capital Funds

Blast Movement Technologies majority stake acquired by Jolimont Global Mining Systems and Resource Capital Funds

Mining technology firm Blast Movement Technologies today announced that it had sold a majority stake to Jolimont Global Mining Systems (Jolimont Global), a private equity group that invests in high growth mining equipment, technology and services companies, and its joint venture partner Resource Capital Funds, one of the largest global private equity firms focused on mining. Read the BMT acquisition press release.

APE Mobile Paperless Site App Raises $2 Million

APE Mobile Paperless Site App Raises $2 Million

Perth, Australia – APE Mobile, an established Australian software company that has developed an innovative paperless site app for the Construction, Mining and Oil & Gas industries to enable greater efficiency in managing on-site documents on iPads and web devices, is pleased to announce the raising of $2 million in a series A funding round led by Jolimont Global and Viburnum Funds. Read the APE Mobile_Press Release

Coalition Government drives growth of $17 billion mining equipment and technology sector

Coalition Government drives growth of $17 billion mining equipment and technology sector

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Peter Ryan today unveiled two new initiatives to help drive growth in the state’s $17 billion mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector. Mr Ryan said the new Victorian METS Capability Statement, developed by AustMine with funding support from the Victorian Coalition Government, identified the sector as a key driver of economic and jobs growth.


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