One of the clear up and comers from Robert Friedland’s camp of natural resource developers, Matthew Hornor, CEO of Kaizen Discovery, was interviewed in a quite positive Global Mining Observer story earlier this week.
Here’s the link: EXCLUSIVE: Inside Friedland’s Exploration Unit
Mr. Hornor’s Kaizen Discovery (TSXV:KZD) has HPX TechCo (Robert Friedland) and ITOCHU Corporation of Japan as its financial backers, and is trying to take advantage of depressed mining markets to pursue a roll-up strategy of exploration and development stage mining projects.
“I think it would make sense to roll up a very large number of projects,” Hornor said in his interview, expecting “two or three acquisitions a year at the company level. As we grow in size, we can take on larger and larger projects and go after different targets.”
The title of the story, Inside Friedland’s Exploration Unit, should have read, inside Friedland’s public exploration unit.
HPX TechCo, the private company and controlling shareholder of Kaizen, are also doing their own exploration deals, privately.
With that said, management at Kaizen, including Mr. Hornor, as well as Zach Flood on the technical side, have a wonderful opportunity on their hands.