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New Guernsey investment vehicle to focus on natural resources

22 May 2014

X2 has chosen Guernsey as the base for its new natural resources venture, X2 Resources Partners LP Inc.

The Guernsey offices of law firm Ogier and Aztec Financial Services both advised X2 on the recent launch of the Guernsey closed-ended investment vehicle.

X2 Resources has been formed by the core executive team that built Xstrata into a US$50 billion mining major from a US$500 million debt-constrained company, led by former CEO Mick Davis and CFO Trevor Reid. Its objective is to build a new, mid-tier diversified mining and metals group.

X2 Resources has raised US$2.5 billion of committed equity capital funding and up to a further US$1.25 billion of conditional equity capital funding, from a group of five investors and is in talks with a further select group of potential investors who are also seeking to benefit from opportunities in the natural resources arena.

Ogier Partner William Simpson and Senior Associate James Cooke acted as Guernsey legal advisers on the fund launch. Aztec Financial Services (Guernsey) Limited are the administrators of the new fund. 

Mr Simpson said: "Ogier was delighted to assist X2 in commencing this exciting new venture. This is a great example of the high profile business Guernsey as a jurisdiction, and Ogier as a law firm, is capable of attracting from clients who are leading players in their field."

Aztec Director Rob Jones commented: "That X2 Resources has decided to choose Guernsey as its base for the launch of its latest venture is testament to our Island's reputation for stability, innovation and expertise. Aztec Group is naturally delighted to have been chosen as Administrator to the structure."

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