Sector Expert: Keith Phillips

Cowen & Co.

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Keith Phillips is a managing director and head of Cowen and Company's Metals & Mining Investment Banking Group. Phillips joined Cowen upon Cowen's acquisition of Dahlman Rose, where he had similar responsibilities. Previously, he was with J.P. Morgan, where he headed the investment bank's Metals & Mining practice. He previously ran the Metals & Mining investment banking groups at Bear Stearns & Co. and Merrill Lynch. Phillips has worked with over 100 Metals & Mining companies during his 28-year Wall Street career, including established global leaders such as Rio Tinto, Vale, Barrick Gold and Peabody Energy, successful growth companies such as Goldcorp, Yamana Gold and Pan American Silver, as well as exploration and development stage companies such as Silver Standard Ventures, NOVAGOLD, Seabridge Gold, Guyana Goldfields and Gold Canyon Resources. Phillips received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Commerce from Laurentian University in Canada.



Recent Interviews

Keith Phillips: M&A Prey Offer Compelling Buying Opportunities (8/27/14)

Keith Phillips, a managing director and head of Cowen & Company's Mining Investment Banking Group, says strong companies with solid balance sheets are on the hunt for precious metals development projects or small producers trading at steep discounts. In this interview with The Gold Report, Phillips explains that these juniors represent unprecedented value for acquirers with longer-term goals, and he tracks some potential M&A prey.

Keeping Stakes Small: How Some Companies Are Navigating the Gold M&A Market: Keith Phillips (6/10/13)

Bigger isn't always better, as recent acquisitions by Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd., Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. and New Gold Inc. suggest. These companies are choosing to make multiple smaller deals as they keep the M&A thesis alive. In this interview with The Gold Report, Keith Phillips, head of Cowen and Company's Metals & Mining Investment Banking Group, tells investors what they can learn from those deals, the biggest problems facing the gold equities market and how they can take advantage of what he calls the strongest debt-financing markets in history.

Recent Quotes

"GSV's Railroad project is an outstanding exploration target that is potentially very large and high grade."

The Gold Report Interview with Keith Phillips (8/27/14)
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"GUY's high-grade, open-pit gold project is fully permitted, fully financed and in construction."

The Gold Report Interview with Keith Phillips (8/27/14)
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"NG's Donlin is one of the premier undeveloped gold assets in the world."

The Gold Report Interview with Keith Phillips (8/27/14)
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"PVG's Brucejack is a spectacular asset."

The Gold Report Interview with Keith Phillips (8/27/14)
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"THO's Escobal silver mine in Guatemala is truly world class."

The Gold Report Interview with Keith Phillips (8/27/14)
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"TGM is doing a nice job in Burkina Faso."

The Gold Report Interview with Keith Phillips (8/27/14)
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"G is a strong company in every way."

The Gold Report Interview with Keith Phillips (8/27/14)
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"SSO is well positioned to be a consolidator of silver assets."

The Gold Report Interview with Keith Phillips (6/10/13)
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