“We need to make sure in all the busyness and chaos, we don’t lose sight of the immense opportunities that are still in the market and we capture the value from them for Metal Tiger shareholders.”
Johnson agrees that a new natural resources sector dawn is on the horizon. “It’s a cyclical business and it has huge peaks and huge troughs at the end other end, and you move like this up and down on a crazy basis over a period of time. The Botswana project is a perfect example of being able to buy in at a low cost opportunity at the bottom,” and the group's Spanish interests also continued to develop he adds.
“I can assure you Spain is going to come back to life in terms of people’s understanding and excitement and people will understand the potential there.”
Johnson wants the market value to reflect what Metal Tiger is doing now as well, but “Everything is available for the right price at the right time.”
Amongst the strong business, fantastic projects and opportunities, “there’s a tonne more we can do.”
The group plans to create a new vehicle for the pipeline and certain elements of its trading business.
What about the next two years? “It would be difficult to say what’s happening even in six months’ time because things are going so fast,” adds a tired and slimmer Johnson.