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  • 59:57
    14/11/24
    "KMEC Radio: All About Money" John Sakowicz talks economics, gold and Sandstorm with CEO Nolan Watson.
    1:08:32
    14/01/23
    "CIBC Royalty Panel" Nolan Watson discusses stream/royalty financing with CEO’s from Franco-Nevada, Royal Gold and Silver Wheaton.
    18:31
    13/04/13
    “FTM Daily” Watson explains the future of the streaming business, the latest deals in the works, and how he achieved great success at such an early age.
    15:12
    13/04/08
    “Bull Market Thinking” discusses the streaming sector with Nolan Watson
  • 10:48
    13/02/02
    “The Tom O’Brien Show” discusses all things Sandstorm with Nolan Watson.
    30:02
    12/12/20
    "McNulty Capital Management" interviews Nolan Watson on what is to come for Sandstorm in 2013
    18:43
    12/10/30
    "Financial Survival Network" Watson discusses Sandstorm's business model and his outlook on the future of the industry
    14:37
    12/10/16
    "Turning Hard Times Into Good Times" Jay Taylor interviews Erfan Kazemi
  • 8:40
    12/10/12
    "Mines and Money" discusses the commodity streaming sector with Nolan Watson
    18:19
    12/09/25
    "The Peter Schiff Show" on QE3's impact on the dollar, the outlook for gold miners and Sandstorm
    5:58
    12/02/08
    "Bloomberg Taking Stock" Sandstorm's Watson Discusses Gold Streaming
    10:05
    11/12/27
    "Turning Hard Times into Good Times" Jay Taylor Interviews Nolan Watson
  • 24:27
    11/10/02
    "Operation Freedom" Dave Janda Interviews Nolan Watson
    37:43
    11/06/15
    "Eventual Millionaire" Jaime Tardy Interviews Nolan Watson

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February
15
2017
EY: Canadian Mining Eye
A Q&A with Nolan Watson, President and CEO of Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
Nolan Watson of Sandstorm Gold speaks to EY BC Transactions Leader, Michelle Grant, about the capital markets in the mining sector.
May
10
2016
Business In Vancouver
Erfan Kazemi: Seizing golden opportunities
This year, Sandstorm expects over 80% of its cash flow to come from operations run by major and mid-tier mining companies, “the Rio Tintos of the world, the Glencores of the world,” Kazemi said. “I believe that’s where we’ll end up,” said the 2016 BC CFO Award winner, who was also a Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40 recipient in 2013. “I think that one of the things we’ve worked really hard at is improving the quality of our portfolio, and that’s something we’re all very proud of.
November
25
2014
CEO.CA
Why “Trying to Get Rich” is Not a Worthy Endeavour
"The surest way to fail at acquiring wealth is to try to do it fast. People often forget to invest in themselves first and they quickly rush into great sounding ideas and business and then proceed to lose everything they had, because they lacked the knowledge, experience and wisdom required to succeed. If you want to acquire wealth, you should invest in yourself first, and sometimes that takes time."
August
27
2014
The Vancouver Sun
BUSINESS | CEO Watson grows a golden stream at Sandstorm Gold (updated with video)
"As the first employee of streaming upstart Silver Wheaton a decade ago, Nolan Watson witnessed the birth of an industry. The brainchild of Ian Telfer, the Goldcorp chairman who was then running Wheaton River Minerals, the idea was to spin off a separate company because silver assets were trading at a higher multiple than gold assets at the time, recalled Watson, now the chief executive officer of Sandstorm Gold."
August
25
2014
Gold Investing News
Sandstorm Gold’s Nolan Watson on the Future of Streaming and Royalty Companies
"Even if someone puts a pile of capital in a bank account, if you’re not experienced in how streaming deals work or how the tax structure works, and every time you talk to a company someone like Sandstorm has already talked with them, you’ll find it very difficult to be taken seriously. Therefore it’s very difficult to get started up, and people tend to give up — so that’s why virtually everyone who’s tried this has failed."
July
07
2014
Business In Vancouver
MINING AND ENERGY | Sandstorm Gold CEO says acquisitions remain a possibility
Sandstorm recently added Mary Little to its board of directors. Little is the founder of Mirasol Resources, a highly successful explorer focused on Latin America. Watson explained the rationale for adding a new board member to its team by phone. “Mary is a truly nice person and that doesn’t come very often with someone with exceptional skill, like she has,” he said.
May
13
2014
The Motley Fool
PART 2 of 2 | Sandstorm CEO Nolan Watson Sees Upside for Gold Prices
"Sandstorm has been a tremendous growth story since its start in 2008. Investors love the company’s low-risk streaming business model and Watson has been taking advantage of the drop in precious metal prices to scoop up a number of great deals for shareholders."
May
12
2014
The Motley Fool
PART 1 of 2 | Could This Company Be the Next Franco-Nevada?
"Another difference between Sandstorm is that we’re able to diversify quickly. We have already acquired 35 streams around the world and about 13 or 14 of which are already operating and cash flowing. That provides more diversification than what you would get with the average mining company."
April
21
2014
Gold Investing News
Sandstorm Gold: Investing in Gold Streams and Royalties
"Unlike the majority of the companies in the mining sector, Sandstorm Gold (TSX:SSL,NYSE:SAND) is not a mining company. To help investors better understand the role of a royalty and streaming company, Gold Investing News (GIN) spoke with Sandstorm Gold’s CEO, Nolan Watson."
April
10
2014
Kitco News
YOUNG GUNS | Sandstorm CEO Nolan Watson's Simple Philosophy; Outwork Everyone
“I struggled a little bit in my first year, then I met a guy who was on a full-ride scholarship, had straight A’s, in his fourth year,” Watson recalled. “I asked him what’s the secret to doing well in school, and he said the secret was to know everything. I thought ‘great, thanks for the wonderful advice."
March
17
2014
Bullion Bullietin
EXPERT COLUMN | Gold Looks Bullish in Medium to Longer Term
"Sandstorm Gold looks for companies that have advanced staged development projects and need funding to advance those projects into production. The funding is provided in the form of an upfront payment, in exchange for the right to purchase a portion of the commodity produced from the mine, at a fixed price. What the business model allows us to do is expose our investors to the typical upside that you would get in a mining investment, while mitigated a lot of the downside risks."
March
11
2014
The Globe and Mail
Seven Canadians named to World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders program
"The aim of the Young Global Leaders program is to help the participants, each of whom is appointed to a six year-term, to turn their personal successes into achievements of global significance. The class of 2014 was selected from thousands of nominees around the world, all under the age of 40, who have strong track records of accomplishment."
January
21
2014
Business in Vancouver
PROFILE | Life Lessons: Nolan Watson
"We're developing a whole set of processes that will govern us through all cycles. Everything from more official due diligence processes to tighter and more refined investment criteria to restructuring the business from a human capital perspective just in terms of who's in charge of what."
September
25
2013
Kitco News
Time Is Right For Streaming Companies To Look For Bargains – Silver Wheaton, Sandstorm CEOs
“We’re actually a company that was born out of the tough times; we launched the company at the beginning of 2009, during the financial crisis, and the best deals we still have in our company today are the ones we acquired in 2009,” Watson told Kitco News. “This is the perfect environment to try and find deals.”
September
04
2013
Profit Magazine
2013 PROFIT HOT 50 | Ranking No. 10 is Sandstorm Gold
“This year’s PROFIT HOT 50 companies embody the entrepreneurial spirit,” says Ian Portsmouth, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of PROFIT Magazine. “They have grown exceptionally fast in a challenging economy, thanks to the ingenuity and determination of the entrepreneurs behind them.”
August
15
2013
CIM Magazine
NAMES TO KNOW IN 2013 | Fourteen figures who have shaped today’s mining industry—and who are pushing it in new directions
"There’s no company I’d rather be at than Sandstorm in this environment. To adapt, we reduce the amount of capital that we spend on new streams and we sit there and we wait and try to find opportunities to make money off of providing capital to our existing partners, if they run into trouble. So we keep our stream, keep our mines going, and make money out of it when the industry turns around."
June
18
2013
Business in Vancouver
ECONOMY AND FINANCE | Top 100 public companies report: Decade of growth for B.C.’s top public companies
“It’s absolutely astounding how dramatically all other financing alternatives have completely vanished for junior companies,” said Watson. “Competitively, that puts us in a good position, but at the same time, we also do want healthy, functioning capital markets as that’s in the best interests of our partners for them to be able to invest in their existing assets. I’m rooting for the capital markets to come back.”
June
03
2013
Viewpoints
SAUDER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT UBC | The Tumm Est Issue | Nolan Watson
"Meet the skateboarder, the philanthropist, the software dreamer, the bike polo entrepreneur, the world changer, the Olympic skier, the wish granter, the bookish fashion designer, the Monet-collecting lawyer and the healthcare-and-bagel vendor: ten Sauder graduates talk about what Tumm Est has meant to them, in good times and bad, success and mishaps,business and personal life."
May
27
2013
The College Investor
BETTER KNOW A YOUNG MILLIONAIRE | Nolan Watson
"Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Nolan Watson, the youngest CEO of a NYSE-listed company! Nolan is the founder and CEO of Sandstorm Gold (SAND), and is only 33 years old. Prior to founding Sandstorm, Nolan was the CFO of Silver Wheaton (and at 26 years old, was the youngest CFO of any NYSE-listed company), where he helped raise over $1 billion in debt in equity to fund Silver Wheaton’s growth to a $5 billion market capitalization in less than 5 years."
May
20
2013
HR Reporter
Risks and rewards part of innovation
"And when it comes to balancing risk and reward, the challenge isn’t normally with the reward, says Watson. “Usually the problem lies in not understanding the risk that you’re taking on and allowing the company or an organization to take on systemic risk when they do try that innovation. So the key is isolating the risk and mitigating it.”"
April
02
2013
Business in Vancouver
STREAMING MOVES | Sandstorm Gold agreements propel mining companies forward
"Nolan Watson doesn’t let a little economic slowdown ruin his day. In a year when mining companies are glumly staring at 52-week lows in their share prices, Watson has a winning formula to keep junior mining companies like Entrée Gold moving forward. As CEO of Sandstorm Gold, he says his streaming agreement last year with Entrée on its properties to the north and south of Rio Tinto’s $6.6 billion Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mining project in Mongolia is a win-win for both Sandstorm and Entrée."
March
28
2013
Stockhouse
MOVERS & SHAKERS | Sandstorm digs for opportunities in the metals streaming field
Like Franco-Nevada, Sandstorm doesn’t require its employees to don hard hats and dig metals out of the dirt. Rather it earns its keep by providing mining companies with up front financing to fund the cost of exploration drilling or mine development. In return, Sandstorm gains the right through agreements known as streaming to buy a percentage of the metals over the life of the mine at a fixed price.
February
01
2013
Details Magazine
THE GOLD DIGGERS | Profile of Nolan Watson
"Nolan Watson, a fresh-faced 33-year-old from British Columbia, is willing to go anywhere in the world to make his fortune in gold. He's on the road nearly 150 days a year, traveling from deserts of Nevada and New Mexico to the mountains of Peru. He manages the outposts from his office high in the sky in downtown Vancouver, where his two-and three-year-old companies, Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd. and Sandstorm Gold Ltd., respectively, have headquarters."
December
31
2012
Skillings Mining Review
DECEMBER 2012 | Profiles In Mining: Nolan Watson
"The success of our business is dependent on our ability to complete streaming deals with companies that have excellent mining assets and strong management teams. We complete through due diligence to ensure that the mine has robust economics, that the management team has the ability to deliver on their plan and there is exploration upside at the property."
November
20
2012
The International Resource Journal
DECEMBER 2012 | Rich Pickings: West Africa's Resources Wealth
"Nolan Watson, CEO of Sandstorm Gold, a company that finances mining projects globally, sees other, theoretically more stable jurisdictions in which permits can take five to ten years as a driver of the flight to newer territories. In territories in which permits can take several years to secure, the need to save time – and the attendant expense associated with interest, personnel and other ongoing expenses is often enough for some to roll the dice."
November
20
2012
Benzinga
The 33 Year Old CEO of a Billion Dollar Company Shares Secrets to Success
"In his teenager years, Watson was mandated by his father to work at one of the factories he managed. Inhaling dust in the warehouse's hot, sweaty environment, Watson dreaded going to work. That job motivated Watson to seek a more prominent career. To say that he achieved that goal is an understatement: now 33, Watson is the CEO of Sandstorm Gold. Calm and soft-spoken, Watson spoke to Benzinga from his office in Vancouver. Catching Watson in his office is a rare opportunity; between his firm's global mining investments and his philanthropic work in Sub-Saharan Africa, the man is a frequent flyer."
November
14
2012
The Province
UBC bestows alumni awards on local, global high achievers
"Ten University of B.C. alumni were feted Wednesday evening for their efforts to improve communities locally and globally…Nolan Watson Receives the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award."
November
06
2012
Business in Vancouver
MINING SUCCESS | Modelling company on investment bank enables Sandstorm to differentiate itself
"No one could ever accuse Nolan Watson of being an underachiever. That's just not the word you use to describe someone who's been a class valedictorian (twice), a BC Gold Medal winner on his CA qualification exam, a CFO of a multibillion-dollar mining company, a pioneering philanthropist, a successful entrepreneur and now, a BC CEO of the Year Award winner – particularly when he's done it all by the age of 33."
November
01
2012
PWC: Junior Mine 2012
A perfect storm that swept a company to top spot
"The office of Sandstorm Gold Ltd is reflective of the company’s young CEO, Nolan Watson: calm and quiet, but not without a well-deserved dose of self-assurance. It all makes sense, considering the streaming company is currently sitting on top of a recently secured $150 million in bought deal financing, and as at June 30, 2012 had a market capitalization of $582 million. Said market capitalization secured Sandstorm Gold the top spot in this year’s Top 100 Junior Mine list. On the heels of this success, PwC’s British Columbia Mining Leader, Michael Cinnamond, met up with Nolan Watson to discuss Sandstorm’s aggressive growth goals for 2013, the evolving streaming model and what Sandstorm Gold looks for in a streaming partner."
November
01
2012
The International Resource Journal
NOVEMBER 2012 | Commodity Streaming: A Sure Thing
"All too often, he says, joint ventures give rise not only to additional funds, but to “a lot of monkeying around and meddling from the parties who now believe that they are an owner of the project and should have the rights of an owner. The bad thing about joint ventures is you get a co-manager you might not want.” Streaming replicates the funding component of a jv, but does so in a way that is bound by contract “and does not provide us with any ability to tell you how to run your life,” says Watson. If raising funds via jv tends to come with a noisy meddlesome partner, other methods of fundraising come with what sounds a lot like a controlling, miserly, worrywort maiden aunt."
October
29
2012
Bloomberg
Sandstorm Bets on Buying Not Finding Gas, Gold
"Nolan Watson, whose Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (SSL) has risen five-fold by buying and selling gold rather than mining it, says his smaller company focused on base metals and energy has even more growth potential. “I firmly believe it will be the larger of the two entities in the long run just because the space is so much larger,” Watson, 33, said in an Oct. 25 interview at his Vancouver office. “The companies are bigger, the mines are bigger, there’s more of them and we’re going to take advantage of that.”"
October
16
2012
Business In Vancouver
RESOURCES | Gold streaming strategy creating rising cash flow
"Fast-moving Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (TSXV:SS L) is riding gold streams past the usual rocky shores of capital and operating expenses that sink some emerging miners. “Generally speaking, the key ingredient in a gold stream is us making an upfront payment to receive a certain percentage of the life-of-mine production from the mine for a fixed price per ounce,” said Sandstorm president and CEO Nolan Watson."
October
01
2012
The African Business Journal
Conference wrap up and insights
“Africa is the new mining frontier, with companies from all over the world descending to find the next great deposit,” says Nolan Watson, president and CEO of Sandstorm Gold and Sandstorm Metals and Energy, two companies that provide financing to the resource sector and have been evaluating the opportunities and challenges associated with investing in Africa.
September
03
2012
The Northern Miner
DAILY NEWS | Sandstorm gets cashed-up
"Sandstorm Gold (SSL-V) is looking to raise $150 million so it can add to its precious-metal streams. The sum is comprised of $130 million from a bought-deal financing at $10 per unit, plus up to $20 million from underwriters who can buy an extra 15% over what gets sold in the market. The units consist of a share and a third of a warrant, with a full warrant exercisable at $14 for five years."
August
24
2012
Mineweb
Did competition for gold streams and royalties just get more crowded?
"You have to think Royal Gold and Franco-Nevada are now paying more attention to Sandstorm Gold. This week Sandstorm doubled up a C$75 million financing to between C$130 million to C$150 million. It's a bought deal, led by Cormark Securities @ C$10 a Sandstorm share, that will give Sandstorm a suddenly very swollen war chest. Add to that Sandstorm's C$50 million line of credit, undrawn as of yet, and assuming it pulls in the upper end of the financing, the upstart royalty streaming company headed up by Silver Wheaton's former CFO, Nolan Watson, will have some C$200 million to play with as it goes after more streaming deals."
August
23
2012
The Northern Miner
DAILY NEWS | Sandstorm looks to raise $150M for gold streams
"Sandstorm Gold (SSL-T) is looking to raise $150 million so it can potentially add to its precious metal streams. The sum includes $130 million raised from a bought deal financing at $10 per unit, plus roughly $20 million from underwriters who can buy an extra 15% over what gets sold in the market. The units consist of one share and one-third of a purchase warrant, with full warrants exercisable at $14 for five years."
August
23
2012
Financial Post
FP STREET | Royalty firms strike gold
"For the second time this week, and the fourth time this month, mining companies are being financed by other mining companies — and not the market. Welcome to the world of royalty companies whose business is providing cash in return for a share of the output. Vancouver-based Sandstorm Gold Ltd. is the latest example. On Thursday, it announced a $75-million bought deal financing (later upped to $130-million) at $10 per unit where investors will receive a common share plus one-third of a warrant..."
August
16
2012
The Epoch Times
What Big Hedge Funds Are Buying
"Gold Has Further Upside, Says Sandstorm Gold CEO…'The macroeconomic environment for gold is bullish, most people would agree that the price of gold has more to go up,' says CEO and President Nolan Watson of Sandstorm Gold Ltd. in an interview with The Epoch Times."
August
01
2012
Mining Leaders 2012
LEADER INSIGHT | Stream to a River
"Sandstorm Gold's 2009 entry into the Brazilian market has proved a huge success. Investing $17.8 million in Luna Gold, Sandstorm received the right to purchase 17% of the company's future gold production at $400 per ounce. Today Luna Gold is producing 70,000 ozs per year and has planned a ramp up to 100,000 ozs. Sandstorm Gold expects to have 40% of their investments in South America in the next ten years."
July
25
2012
Financial Post
MINING | Miners forced to get creative as traditional financing sources dry up
"Nolan Watson’s phone is ringing off the hook these days. On the other end of the line are increasingly desperate mining executives trying to entice him to part with some of his precious cash. As the chief executive of gold-streaming firm Sandstorm Gold Ltd., Mr. Watson, a youthful 32, represents one of the few options for miners to turn to as they struggle to raise a penny of new capital."

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