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Avanti Gold Corp.

Avanti Gold Corp. ("Avanti", CSE: AGC, Frankfurt: X37 ) is an exceptional gold exploration company working on a Tier-1 gold opportunity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in Misisi.


With the increase in geopolitical stability created by the most recent president, the DRC possesses vast gold resource opportunities. Thus, major companies, including Barrick and large Chinese mining companies, have invested billions into the same region. Retail and institutional investors have the unique opportunity to invest into gold as a robust store of value.


Avanti has an experienced team with an exceptional track record and is well-positioned to emerge as a world-class mining company.



Leadership Team


Board of Advisors

Robert Cross

Robert Cross has more than 30 years of experience as a founder, financier and advisor in the mining and oil & gas sectors. He currently is a Co-founder and Chairman of B2Gold Corporation (since 2007) which now produces over 1,000,000 ounces of gold annually from three mines in Asia and Africa, and he is also currently a Co-founder and Chairman of Standard Lithium Ltd. (since 2018), which is developing a large lithium resource in Arkansas.


From 2004 until 2016, Mr. Cross served as Chairman of Bankers Petroleum and oversaw production growth from 600bbl/d to 24,000bbl/d in a large onshore heavy oilfield in Albania. From 2002 until October 2007, he served as Chairman of Northern Orion Resources Inc., a copper developer active in Argentina which was sold to Yamana Gold in 2007 for $1.4B. For those companies that he served as Chairman in the last 20 years, Mr. Cross has been very active in the capital markets, helping to raise equity (over $1Billion) and debt capital, and is well known in London, New York, and Toronto. In addition to raising capital, Mr. Cross is a seasoned advisor, not only providing general advice but he also has extensive experience in recruiting top talent, and guiding large projects from the Board level.


Between 1996 and 1999, Mr. Cross was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yorkton Securities Inc. From 1987 to 1994, he was a Partner, Investment Banking with Gordon Capital Corporation in Toronto. Mr. Cross has an Engineering Degree from the University of Waterloo and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1987.

Paul Matysek

Paul Matysek is a geologist/geochemist by training, with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. Since 2004, as either Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) or Executive Chairman, Mr. Matysek has sold six publicly listed mineral exploration and development companies, in aggregate worth over $2.5 billion. Most recently in June 2021, as CEO, Mr. Matysek sold Gold X Mining Corp. to Gran Colombia Gold Corp. for over $315 million in an all-share transaction. In March 2018, as Executive Chairman,


Mr. Matysek sold Lithium X Energy Corp. to Nextview New Energy Lion Hong Kong Limited for $265 million in cash. Earlier, in July 2016, Mr. Matysek, as President and CEO, sold Goldrock Mines Corp. to Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. He was also previously CEO of Lithium One Inc., which merged with Galaxy Resources Limited of Australia to create a multi-billion-dollar integrated lithium company. Mr. Matysek served as CEO of Potash One Inc., which was acquired by K+S Ag for $434-million cash in a friendly takeover in 2011. Mr. Matysek was also the co-founder and CEO of Energy Metals Corp., a uranium company that grew from a market capitalization of $10 million in 2004 to approximately $1.8 billion when sold in 2007.

Martino de Ciccio

Martino De Ciccio has over 15 years of experience in mining industry with a strong value creation track record and significant knowledge across strategy, capital markets, corporate finance, and ESG, coupled with a profound understanding of the African mining landscape.

Martino De Ciccio currently serves as Deputy CFO and Head of Investor Relations at Endeavour Mining (EDV-TSX), a position he assumed in January 2023. He joined Endeavour Mining in 2015 as Vice President, Strategy and Investor relations and played a pivotal role in Endeavour’s transformation from a $250 million market cap to a FTSE100 company and one of the largest gold producers in the world, garnering over 25 investor relations achievement nominations, including repeatedly winning best across all sectors.

Prior to joining Endeavour, Martino played a key role in growing La Mancha Resources from a $20 million market cap, which culminated into a $500 million take-private offer. As Strategy and Business Development Manager, he then helped lead the private company’s transformation from an emerging gold producer into one of the largest gold investment funds with cornerstone holdings in Evolution Mining and Endeavour, which was recognised with an Emerging Leader Award. Martino currently serves on the Board of Northisle Copper and Gold (NCX-TSXV) and Bluestone Resources (BSR-TSXV). Martino earned a B.Com in Finance from McGill University and is a CFA charterholder.

Significant Transactions

China Moly announces US$2.5B investment to double copper-cobalt production at Tenke Fungurume (August 2021)


China Moly buys 95% of DRC copper-cobalt mine from Freeport for US$550M (December 2020)

DRC and Barrick Renew Mutual Commitment to Developing Country’s Great Potential (April 2019)

CITIC Metal to acquire a 19.9% stake in Ivanhoe Mines for C$723M (June 2018)

Zijin Mining to acquire 49.5% of Ivanhoe’s Kamoa for US$412M (December 2015)

Minmetals Resources Ltd. Acquires Anvil Mining for US$1.3B (March 2012)

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