Frontier Resource Group (FRG), a private equity group that focuses on natural resource development in emerging markets, has completed an investment for a controlling stake in Bridgeporth Ltd. Bridgeporth was founded by the former ARKeX Chief Scientist Dr. Mark Davies in 2011 to provide specialist geoscientific services to national and international operators in oil and gas exploration and mining industries.
Beyond its capital investment, FRG aided Bridgeporth in establishing an internal security and logistics division. The addition rounded out Bridgeporth’s integrated data acquisition service that is among the first of its kind, allowing for the turnkey provision of geophysical data in some of the world’s most austere environments. As its clients increasingly expand into frontier exploration markets, Bridgeporth provides the unique ability to combine state of the art geoscience solutions with advanced geopolitical acumen, security, and logistical capabilities.
“Bridgeporth’s unmatched expertise in the geophysics space and our international reach make us ideal partners,” said Sean Rump, Partner at FRG. “The calibre of their geoscientists is world renown, and FRG is ideally suited to navigating the frontier nature of Africa. We are looking forward to working with Dr. Davies as Bridgeporth continues to grow.”