Eric (Tao) Zou

Managing Director, Head of Investment & Corporate Banking - China

Eric is Managing Director, Head of Investment & Corporate Banking - China at Canaccord Genuity's Beijing office. Previously, Eric worked in BMO CM Metals & Mining in Toronto from 2007 to 2009 and BMO CM China from 2009 to current. Eric’s key focus is the firm’s metals & mining, infrastructure and renewable energy business in China. Eric has been involved in various M&A assignments, including Minmetals and Jiangxi Copper on their acquisition of Northern Peru Copper; Jinduicheng Moly and Northwest on their acquisition of Yukon Zinc; China National Nuclear’s acquisition of Western Prospector; Western Goldfields’ sale to New Gold and CNOOC’s acquisition of OPTI Canada Inc; Ivanhoe Mines’ US$420 million sale of 50.5% Kamoa to Zijin Mining and Cristal River, Lundin’s sale of its 24% interest in the Tenke Fungurume to BHR Partners for US$1.1 bn; hostile defense advisor to Nevsun and introduced Zijin acting as the White Knight to counter Lundin’s hostile takeover; CNUC on their acquisition of 68.62% stake in Rössing from Rio Tinto; TMAC’s sale to Agnico Eagle and Cardinal’s sale to Shandong Gold.

Eric joined Canaccord Genuity in 2021 and he has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sauder School of Business.

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Location: Beijing, China