Our Proprietary Tools

Water Street Partners brings a variety of proprietary tools and resources to supporting our metals and mining clients.


These include:

  • Joint venture deal term standards 
  • “Partner of Choice” benchmarking
  • JV Director and Asset Manager training programs
  • Non-operated JV portfolio governance standards
  • Benchmarking data on mining non-operated asset team size
  • Model form ancillary agreements for services and secondees
  • Non-operated JV portfolio governance standards
  • ATAVA (Asset Team Activity Value Analysis) 
  • The Deal Vault, which includes dozens of metals and mining JV cases
  • Guide to developing an annual influencing plan for non-operated JVs
  • JV contracts database, including dozens of metals and mining agreements

Our Research

In addition to these proprietary tools, Water Street has conducted dozens of research studies and written numerous articles on industry-specific and cross-industry issues of relevance to the metals and mining industry.
    • Becoming the Partner of Choice in Metals and Mining
    • Mixed Operator Models: The Sudden Rise of a New Type of JV in Natural Resources
    • Restructuring Large Natural Resource Joint Ventures
    • The End of Adhocracy: How Natural Resource Companies Are Moving to Deliberately Manage their Portfolio of JVs
    • Standards of Excellence in Non-Operated JV Portfolio Management
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Industry Events and Partnerships

Water Street regularly convenes small groups of senior executives in the metals and mining industry to share perspectives on the challenges they confront in their joint ventures, and our team members are frequent speakers at the leading companies in the industry. For instance, in October of each year we host a group of natural resource industry executives to share ideas and advance the thinking on non-operated joint venture portfolio excellence. Similarly, we have also launched a joint initiative in the Middle East with the GCC Board Directors Institute (BDI) to provide training to executives in the region serving on joint venture boards.