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May / June 2024: Our parent company is now thirty-one years old, with three alternative birthdays. In 1993, it was registered on 6th May, by Severnside Nominees Ltd as Smartdale Ltd, was bought off-the-shelf by Peter Hollands & Barbara Sotowicz on 3rd June and re-named Bloomsbury Minerals Economics Ltd on 11th June.

April 2024: BME’s holding in Skarn Associates was raised from 22% to 26%.

April 2024: Skarn Associates appointed Derek Michelson (based in Toronto) to head up North American sales.

March 2024: Metal Price Analytics began modelling together metals prices and mining equity prices and investing in a trial portfolio.

February 2024: Nick Morgan was appointed Chairman of Skarn Associates. He was formerly CEO of CRU, 2008-18.

January 2024: Simon Benney was appointed a Director of Skarn Associates.

December 2023: Robert Garlick was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Skarn Associates.

November 2023: Nick Morgan was appointed a Director of Skarn Associates.

October 2023: Cascadia Seaweed Corp has appointed Vancouver-based entrepreneur Ed Quilty as its new Chairman. Ed was earlier Founder (2003) and CEO, then President of Aquatic Informatics until 2022.

September 2023: Following its fully subscribed financing round in August, Skarn is recruiting for its new office in Toronto. Separately, Minviro is hiring in London and Shanghai, while Mutinex is hiring in Sydney and Melbourne.

August 2023: Phoebe Whattoff was appointed Minviro’s Australia Country Director.

August 2023: Cascadia Seaweed Corp increased its production lines to 100 km, from 54 km last year. Over 300 wmt of kelp was harvested from eight farms around Vancouver Island and two locations in northern British Columbia.

August 2023: Bloomsbury Minerals Economics’ equity stake in Skarn Associates was raised by 2% to 22%.

July 2023: Minviro Australia Pty Ltd has hired Steve Harris as Technical Director, based in the Perth office. He is expert in life cycle analysis, sustainability, circular economy and industrial symbiosis. This extends the geographical reach of the Minviro Group. The parent company has non-executive directors in Vancouver, Berlin, Luxembourg and Hong Kong.

June 2023: According to the LinkedIn count, in the past six months, the team size at Minviro has increased by 67% and at Mutinex by 83%. Both teams are still growing rapidly, month-on-month.

May / June 2023: Our Group’s parent company is now thirty years old, with three alternative birthdays. In 1993, it was registered on 6th May, by Severnside Nominees Ltd as Smartdale Ltd, was bought off-the-shelf by Peter Hollands and Barbara Sotowicz on 3rd June and re-named Bloomsbury Minerals Economics Ltd on 11th June.

May 2023: Martin Hollands was appointed BNC’s director on the Board of Xilva AG.

May 2023: Cascadia Seaweed Corp launched two divisions, Cascadia Plant Health (liquid seaweed extracts and farm bio-stimulants) and Cascadia Animal Health (feed supplements for dairy and beef farming).

April 2023: Skarn Water Ltd (owned 75% by Skarn Associates Ltd and 25% by RP Servicios de Consultoria SpA) increased its share capital and appointed two new directors, Martin Hollands & Sophie Chung, in addition to the existing directors, Mark Fellows & Raymond Philippe.

April 2023: BME’s associate company Metal Price Analytics developed the mathematics of a chrome (ore) concentrates price model.

March 2023: Minviro Ltd’s Australian subsidiary was registered: Minviro Australia Pty Ltd.

February 2023: BIC participated in an AUD 5M financing round at Mutinex, led by the venture capital company Equity Venture Partners (EVP) of Australia. Mutinex’s post-money valuation was AUD 37M. BIC owns 4%+.

January 2023: Simon Benney was appointed a Director of Minviro.

January 2023: BIC bought 4%+ of the equity in Minviro of the UK, which produces software and undertakes consultancy for minimisation of the environmental footprint of mining, metallurgy and end use.

November 2022: Mutiny was re-branded as Mutinex.

October 2022: Skarn Associates’ carbon intensity data were made available also on the Agora supply chain emissions platform, by Palantir.

September 2022: Cascadia Seaweed was awarded CAD 4.3M of funding by SDTC of Canada. This funding will help support not only the expansion of kelp farms to 100 ha but also the building of an agrifeed processing facility.

August 2022: Bloomsbury Natural Capital took 6%+ of the convertible loan financing round of the Swiss company Xilva (AI-enhanced environmental screening of forestry projects for investors).

July 2022: Bloomsbury Minerals Economics participated in the second financing round at Skarn Associates.

July 2022: Simon Benney was appointed to the Board of Progressive Growth Partners (‘Mutinex’).

June 2022: Bloomsbury Information Capital bought 4%+ of the equity in SaaS company Progressive Growth Partners of Australia, then trading as ‘Mutiny’ (now ‘Mutinex’).

May 2022: Bloomsbury Information Capital was formed: Directors Peter Hollands, Simon Benney, Barbara Sotowicz.

April 2022: Bloomsbury Natural Capital raised its stake in Cascadia Seaweed from 2.2% to 4.2%.

February 2022: James Griffiths was appointed Bloomsbury Natural Capital’s Senior Advisor, Forestry.

November 2021: Bloomsbury Natural Capital bought 2.2% of Cascadia Seaweed Corp of Canada.

August 2021: Bloomsbury Natural Capital was formed: Directors Peter Hollands, Martin Hollands, Barbara Sotowicz.

June 2021: Roskill was sold to Wood Mackenzie.

February 2021: A Metal Price Analytics article by Adam Sotowicz and Peter Hollands was published in The Northern Miner: “How the maths can help you understand the price behaviour of base metals”.

November 2020: Bloomsbury Minerals Economics’ stake in Roskill was raised from 38% to 40%.

September 2020: Simon Benney was appointed a Director of Bloomsbury Minerals Economics.

March 2020: Bloomsbury Minerals Economics participated in the seed capital round of Skarn Associates of the UK (mining and metals environmental data).




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