• Oil & Gas experience (asset location)
  • Metals & Mining experience (asset location)

Senior Team

A very experienced team with a proven track record of project and transaction delivery

The firm’s senior partners have backgrounds spanning investment banking, strategic consulting, operations consulting, operations management and project engineering. They are supported by an integrated team of senior in-house engineers, geologists and finance professionals.


Julian Vickers CEO of Natural Resources Global (NRG) Capital Group

Julian Vickers is CEO of the Natural Resources Global (NRG) Capital Group. Julian has spent over 30 years in the Natural Resources sector and his career spans Investment Banking, Management Consulting and Industry. Prior to founding NRG, Julian was Global Co-Head of Natural Resources Investment Banking for Barclays, responsible for the Mining & Metals, Oil & Gas and Chemicals businesses of the bank, and was a member of the Investment Bank's Operating Committee in EMEA. Prior to 2009, Julian was Global Co-Head of Energy Investment Banking for Citi, where he worked in the Oil & Gas sector for 12 years. During his career as an Investment Banker, Julian has advised on over 50 completed Acquisition and Divestment transactions in the Oil & Gas, Mining & Metals and Renewable Energy sectors and he has developed a broad range of Equity, Debt and Structured financing experience. Prior to 1997, Julian was a Strategic Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he focused on Strategy Development, M&A Strategies, Performance Improvement and Post Merger Integration. He began his career in Natural Resources as an Exploration Geologist with Cominco, where he worked for 7 years on projects in North America, Europe and Asia.

Julian holds a MBA from the London Business School, a First Class Honours Degree in Mining Geology from Imperial College, London, and is an Associate of the Royal School of Mines.

Mick Oliver Partner and Managing Director

Mick has over 30 years of investment banking experience in the Mining & Metals sector. Prior to co-founding NRG Capital Partners, he led the CIBC EMEA Mining Team and was a member of the European Business and Deal Committees. Mick has led and been involved in some of largest mergers, acquisitions and fundraisings in the mining sector and holds strong relationships across the sector. He has extensive capital markets experience in the natural resources sector having been at 2 global investment banks, CIBC and HSBC. Mick has also worked as a mining engineer and has 8 years of managerial experience in precious and base metals operations, including section manager positions at Kloof Gold Mine and Konkola Copper Mine. Recently, Mick served as a Non-Executive Director on the board of Banro Corporation.

Mick holds a MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and a BSc from Nottingham University in Mining & Geology.

Tuikku Alaviitala Partner and Managing Director

Tuikku has over 16 years of investment banking experience in the Oil & Gas sector. Prior to co-founding NRG Capital Partners, Tuikku led Oil & Gas M&A execution at Barclays Capital’s London office for 5 years. She also worked in Oil & Gas M&A at Citigroup’s EMEA Energy investment banking team for 8 years. Tuikku has global transaction and project experience spanning large international and national Oil & Gas; E&P and R&M companies as well as European utilities with upstream operations. Tuikku has advised on a broad range of M&A, debt, and equity transactions across the oil & gas value chain (downstream / midstream / upstream).

Tuikku graduated from the Cass Business School with an MSc in Finance. She is fluent in English and Finnish.

Carlos Millán Managing Director

Carlos has over 15 years of advisory experience, including 13 years in investment banking. Prior to joining NRG Capital Partners, Carlos worked for an Independent Investment Banking firm in Brazil. Carlos began his career at Lehman Brothers, where he worked as an Investment Banker for 8 years in Madrid and London. Following the acquisition of Lehman Brothers by Barclays, Carlos led M&A execution in Spain and Portugal for a five-year period. Carlos has advised both corporate and private equity clients across a broad range of transactions (M&A, equity and debt). He has worked in several industry segments, but has particular experience in the Oil & Gas and Energy sectors.

Carlos has a double Bachelor's degree in International Business Administration from ICADE (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas) and École Supérieure de Commerce de Reims. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese

Dave Navarro Director

Dave has over 15 years of corporate finance and investment banking experience, with the last 10 years focused specifically on the oilfield services sector. He has provided advice to both corporate and private equity clients across the entire oilfield services value chain, and has expertise and experience in the software, seismic, drilling, completion / downhole tools, equipment manufacturing, subsea / offshore services, engineering / maintenance and transport / logistics areas. Prior to joining NRG Capital Partners, Dave was a Director in Evercore’s Energy team in London where he covered oilfield services for 6 years. Before Evercore, Dave was at UBS, initially as part of its investment banking team in New Zealand for 4 years before moving to London where he focused on oilfield services for 2 years as part of the Energy EMEA team.

Dave has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance and Accounting and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Auckland.

Rita Adiani Director

Rita has over 12 years of transactional and advisory experience in the mining sector, including her most recent in-house corporate finance role at mid-tier gold miner, La Mancha. Prior to this, she was an investment banker focused on metals and mining at Société Générale. Rita has also practised as a M&A and equities English law solicitor at Linklaters. Rita has been involved in providing advisory services on a global scale across various product categories including M&A, equities, financing (structured, trade, derivative), hedging and liability management and has cross commodity experience.

Rita is a law graduate from University of Oxford (LPC) and the University of Sheffield (LLB Hons) and is currently pursuing a Certificate in Mining Studies from the University of British Columbia (Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering). She is fluent in English and speaks conversational French.