Atrico is a corporate advisory firm with a focus on mining technology firms.
Co-founder and managing director Ivan Gustavino was a founding shareholder of mining software player Surpac and has been involved in the space for 30 years.
"In my view, there has never been a better time to invest in METS [mining, equipment, technology and services]," Gustavino told METSStocks Sydney, part of the inaugural Future of Mining conference.
"It's the best time in the 30 years I've been around."
He said there was a heightened level of interest for change and disruption in mining, driven by the changing behaviours of the big miners.
Gustavino there had already been a lot of deal activity in METS and there'd be more to come.
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