Role of M&A in Equinox Gold’s Future Growth with President Greg Smith

Mining Stock Education · Role of M&A in Equinox Gold’s Future Growth with President Greg Smith

In this interview, Greg Smith discusses what Equinox Gold (Ticker:EQX) looks for in a project/company it may acquire. He also shares regarding the role of M&A in Equinox’s future growth. Furthermore, Greg comments on what the Agnico Eagle and Kirkland Lake Gold merger means for the sector.

Greg Smith has been President of Equinox Gold since March 2017, when JDL Gold merged with Luna Gold and Greg transitioned from his role as CEO of JDL Gold. Prior to his role with JDL Gold, he held the roles of CEO and founder of Anthem United, President and CEO of Esperanza Resources prior to its sale to Alamos Gold, and CFO of Minefinders Corporation prior to its sale to Pan American Silver. Previously Greg has held management positions at both Goldcorp and the mining division of KPMG LLP, and he also acted as a director of Premier Royalty prior to its sale to Sandstorm Gold. Currently Greg is a director and the Audit Committee Chair of both Chesapeake Gold and Royalty North Partners. Greg is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant.

0:00 Introduction
0:58 Current production profile and pipeline
2:07 How important is M&A to EQX to meet 1M AuOz/yr goal?
2:37 AEM & KL to merge
3:42 How were you able to grow so fast?
5:36 Is EQX in the market for more acquisitions?
7:49 Due diligence process for a new acquisition?
10:25 EQX’s jurisdictional focus
11:05 What is a “world-class” project?
12:19 Would you add a tier-2 asset to your production pipeline?
13:15 Why invest in EQX right now?

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