John Loewen has 15 years international stock brokerage and investment banking experience, principally in energy and resources. From 1987 to 1999, he was with Deutsche Bank Securities in South Africa, where he developed extensive contacts among institutional investors and global conglomerates. In Deutsche’s research team he was the top-ranked coal, steels, base metals and commodities analyst in South Africa.
By 1996, John had moved to Deutsche’s mining investment banking division and, among other deals, he executed the acquisition of Duiker Mining by Lonrho plc, a ZAR 1.4 billion transaction. In 1999, he transferred to Deutsche’s Toronto office, as head of Equities Sales and Trading. However, in 2000 Deutsche closed its Canadian equities operation. The same year, Accel Partners and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, together with several international mining houses, established Global HubCo B.V., based in London, England, to build global e-marketplaces for trading a range of commodities. John was hired to oversee development of the marketplaces, as Director New Business Development.
After the successful establishment of the first marketplace, globalCOAL, John left to join Loewen & Partners in 2002.