Look beyond the horizon with an experienced team
Sometimes events happen that change the course of the battery metals and materials market – prices, supply, demand – be it a short-term perturbation or something that leads to a longer-term structural revision. SFA (Oxford)'s unique analytical depth enables us to provide our clients with a rolling view of the impact of such sudden events in terms that are useful and relevant to them.
Assessing market fallout in lithium, nickel and cobalt terms after unusual events
This includes risk management scenarios, covering a range of impacts, especially useful where the situation is still changing and the full extent of the disruption is unclear.
We continue to gather and process data throughout such events, to provide our clients with regular updates. Examples of some of the major events we cover in this way include:
Covid-19 disruption to mine output and automotive sales.
Deepening semiconductor chip shortage impact on automotive production and electric vehicle forecasts.
Processing events and delays to refined output such as flooding at Norilsk mines reaching the market.
Our clients have been receiving regular updates on the progress to business-as-usual following these unforeseen events. Each update includes a revised estimate of the latest supply and/or demand situation, enabling our clients to make well-informed decisions for their business.
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Working with clients and third parties, SFA has a long track record of providing battery metals technical due diligence and financial modelling support.
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SFA regularly supports clients on roadshows to assist on capital raisings and converse with fund managers, institutional investors and family wealth offices.
SFA works closely with value chain players to understand how materially significant ESG issues can be integrated into their wider company strategy.
SFA's benchmarking of battery metal producers on material ESG factors generates high-resolution insights for sustainability-conscious investors.
SFA evaluates the long and complex life cycle analysis of battery metals and materials to improve the recycling opportunities available for market stakeholders.
SFA delivers detailed insights into market risks of automotive technologies for light-duty, heavy-duty, off-road and fuel cell vehicles to meet emission targets.
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