C$11.4 Million (A$12.0 million) private placement oversubscribed, with strong institutional participation
Euro Manganese to place order for its demonstration plant immediately
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Euro Manganese Inc. (TSX-V / ASX: EMN) (the "Company" or "EMN") is pleased to announce a private placement financing (the "Offering") of 1,933,246 common shares ("Shares") and 58,066,754 CHESS Depositary Interests ("CDIs", with each CDI representing one Share), at a price of C$0.19 per Share or A$0.20 per CDI, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$11.4 million (A$12.0 million) (the "Offering").
Net proceeds of the Offering will be used by the Company to further progress its Chvaletice Manganese Project in the Czech Republic (the “Project”), including the purchase, installation and operation of the Demonstration Plant, advancing the Project’s permitting and feasibility study, and for general corporate purposes. The issue was oversubscribed and received strong support from both new and existing shareholders, including a number of new institutional and specialist resources investment funds.
Bacchus Capital Leads Third Successive Gold Sector M&A Transaction in 2020
Advises Golden Star Resources on the Sale of the Bogoso-Prestea Gold Mine for up to US$95 million
Bacchus Capital advises Golden Star Resources on the sale of its Bogoso-Prestea gold mine in Ghana, for a purchase price of up to US$95 million
Further demonstrates Bacchus Capital’s cross-border M&A credentials following its lead advisory role on Titan Mineral’s successful contested public takeover of Canadian listed Core Gold in January 2020, and Nordgold’s ongoing contested takeover of ASX listed Cardinal Resources
Nordgold announces UNCONDITIONAL on-market ALL CASH offer for Cardinal
Nordgold is pleased to announce an unconditional on-market cash offer to acquire all of the ordinary shares in Cardinal that it does not already own
Consideration of A$0.66 per share represents a 164% premium to the closing price on 13 March 2020, the last trading day prior to the announcement of Nordgold’s indicative proposal and request for due diligence to Cardinal (“Preliminary Proposal”), and is 10% higher than the highly conditional proposal subsequently announced by Chinese group Shandong Gold
Values Cardinal at A$347 million / US$241 million based on 100% of the ordinary equity on issue
Accepting shareholders will receive full cash consideration within 2 business days (on a T+2 basis)
Offer represents a compelling opportunity for Cardinal shareholders to realise certain and immediate value
Global Partner Search Process Launched with Bacchus Capital Advisers
Vancouver, Canada (May 28, 2020) – Euro Manganese Inc. (TSX-V / ASX: EMN) (the “Company” or “EMN”), holder of 100% of the rights to Chvaletice Manganese Project (the “Project”) in the Czech Republic, is pleased to announce that it has initiated a process with its financial adviser, Bacchus Capital Advisers (“BCA”), to secure a strategic partner to assist with the development of the Project.
Bacchus Capital Leads Recent Consolidation in Global Gold Sector
FINAL OFFER EXTENSION AND INTENT TO PURSUE DELISTING OF CORE GOLD AND ACQUIRE ALL OUTSTANDING CORE SHARES VIA SECOND STEP AMALGAMATION
Core Gold shareholders have now tendered 82.34% of the outstanding Core Shares to the Offer
Titan to take up and pay for the Core Shares tendered to date
Upon take-up of the deposited Core Shares, Titan will hold 83.31% of Core Gold, including the 5.48% held on commencement of the Offer
Having secured in excess of the 66.6% requirement, Titan now intends to pursue the delisting of Core Gold, and the acquisition of remaining Core Shares via a second step transaction
In order to gain immediate final acceptances, Titan has extended the period Core Gold shareholders have to tender their Core Shares under the Offer until 9:00 a.m. (Toronto time) on February 7, 2020. No further extensions are anticipated
Titan Minerals Limited (ASX: TTM) (“Titan”) is pleased to announce it has received firm commitments to raise gross proceeds of A$3.5 million via the issue of 21,875,000 new fully paid ordinary shares ("Shares") at an issue price of A$0.16 per Share ("Placement"). The Placement was strongly supported by domestic and offshore sophisticated and institutional investors. Canaccord Genuity (Australia) Limited acted as underwriter and lead manager to the Placement.
On 16 September 2019, Titan Minerals (“Titan”) announced its intention to make a public offer to the shareholders of Core to acquire all of the outstanding shares in Core. The formal offer made on 30 September 2019 included 2.5 fully paid ordinary shares of Titan for each Core common share held (the “Offer”), valuing Core shares at CAD$0.422. Titan has elected to increase the offer to 3.1 shares of Titan for each Core share (the “Increased Offer”).
The Increased Offer values Core at CAD$0.523 per Core share.
Offer raised to 3.1 Titan Minerals Ltd (“Titan”) shares for each Core Gold Inc (“Core”) share, an increase of 24% over the original offer, representing a 227% premium to Core’s undisturbed price immediately prior to the announcement of Titan’s bid
Core’s major shareholders enter into irrevocable lock-up undertakings to accept Titan’s bid.
Titan is now in receipt of lock-up arrangements for 76.4 million Core shares, or approximately 45.8% of Core’s share capital, in addition to the 9.2 million Core shares (5.5%) which Titan already owns
51.3% of the issued and outstanding shares and votes in Core (including Titan shares) have accepted or entered into lock-up arrangements.
Titan proposing to undertake a A$3.5 million equity placement and enter into a US$10 million debt facility
Euro Manganese Appoints Bacchus Capital Advisers and Provides Demonstration Plant Strategy Update
Bacchus Capital Advisers appointed as Euro Manganese’s financial adviser.
Update on ongoing discussions with potential customers regarding qualification of high purity manganese products from the proposed Chvaletice demonstration plant.
Euro Manganese Inc. (TSX-V / ASX: EMN) (the "Company" or "EMN") is please to report as follows:
Financial Adviser Appointment
Euro Manganese has appointed Bacchus Capital Advisers (“Bacchus Capital” or “BCA”) as its lead strategic and financial adviser, to provide support to the Company’s management and board of directors, as it advances with the financing and development of the Chvaletice Manganese Project, including the proposed Chvaletice demonstration plant. BCA will deliver tactical and strategic advisory services, including assistance with offtake arrangements and financing, leveraging its extensive international investor and industry network.
Why the U.S. is Missing out on the Race to Mine Trillions of Dollars Worth of Metals from the Ocean Floor
Vimy Resources Limited (ASX:VMY) is pleased to announce that gross proceeds of A$3.9 million was successfully raised through a placement to institutional and sophisticated investors.
Commitments received from new and existing institutional and sophisticated investors for a well-supported A$3.9 million Placement
Funds will be used to strengthen the Company’s balance sheet, and undertake an exploration program at the Alligator River Project, as well as to update the Definitive Feasibility Study at the Mulga Rock Project
A Share Purchase Plan (SPP) will shortly be offered to eligible shareholders to raise up to an additional A$3.0 million
Intends to make formal offer to acquire 100% of Canadian-based, Ecuador-focussed Core Gold Inc. (TSXV: CGLD)
Compelling strategic rationale for merger, to create an emerging Latin American focused gold explorer, developer and producer, with a large portfolio in Ecuador and Peru, as well as a substantially stronger balance sheet
Offer to include 2.5 fully paid ordinary shares of Titan for each Core Gold common share held, valuing Core Gold shares at CAD$0.422 – a 164% premium to the Core Gold closing price on 13 September 2019
This intended offer is on improved terms than the previous plan of arrangement proposal
Titan has acquired all of Core Gold’s secured debt in the principal amount of US$2.5 million in order to ensure the long term success of the Core Gold assets
Yellow Cake plc (“Yellow Cake” or the “Company”) Statement re: Section 232 Decision on U.S. Uranium Imports
Yellow Cake, a specialist company operating in the uranium sector with a view to holding physical uranium (“U3O8”) for the long term, notes the decision by President Donald Trump to implement no new trade restrictions on uranium imports into the United States following the Section 232 investigation into the matter.
As part of the decision not to introduce new trade restrictions, the President also announced the establishment of a United States Nuclear Fuel Working Group. The Working Group will report back to the President within 90 days, and will examine the current state of US domestic nuclear fuel production to reinvigorate the entire nuclear fuel supply chain, consistent with United States national security and non-proliferation goals.
Desert Lion Energy Obtains Final Order Approving Plan of Arrangement
Lepidico Ltd (ASX:LPD) (“Lepidico” or “Company”) is pleased to advise that that Desert Lion Energy Inc. (TSXV: DLI) ("Desert Lion Energy") has obtained a final order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) approving a statutory plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”) under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) pursuant to which a wholly owned subsidiary of Lepidico will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Desert Lion Energy (the “Common Shares”).
Perth and Toronto
Yellow Cake plc (“Yellow Cake” or the “Company”) Notice of Annual General Meeting and Publication of 2019 Annual Report
Yellow Cake, a specialist company operating in the uranium sector with a view to holding physical uranium (“U3O8”) for the long term, is pleased to announce the publication of its 2019 Annual Report, Notice of the 2019 Annual General Meeting (the “AGM Notice”) and Form of Proxy for the 2019 Annual General Meeting on the Company’s website www.yellowcakeplc.com.
Lepidico and Desert Lion to Merge to Create a Global Leader in the Development of Lithium Chemicals from Lepidolite Lepidico 1 for 9 Entitlements Offer to Fund Business Integration, New Development and Growth Opportunities
Lepidico Limited (ASX: LPD) (“Lepidico”) and Desert Lion Energy Inc. (TSXV: DLI) (“Desert Lion”) today announced they have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement (the “Arrangement Agreement”) whereby Lepidico will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Desert Lion for 5.4 Lepidico ordinary shares for every 1 Desert Lion share (The “Transaction”). The Transaction will create a vertically integrated lithium development company from mine to chemical conversion plant by combining Lepidico’s leading proprietary lithium processing technologies with Desert Lion’s lepidolite Mineral Resources and extensive exploration package.
The agreed exchange ratio represents a premium of either 38% based on the closing price of Lepidico and Desert Lion shares on 3 May 2019 or 39% based on the 10 trading day volume weighted average price of the shares. Directors and officers of Desert Lion representing 17% of Desert Lion’s shares on issue have entered into voting and support agreements to vote in favour of the Transaction.
Perth and Toronto
Yellow Cake plc (“Yellow Cake” or the “Company”) Result of Placing of 12 million New Ordinary Shares in Yellow Cake plc
Yellow Cake plc (AIM: YCA), founded and established by Bacchus Capital to be a specialist company operating in the uranium sector with a view to holding physical uranium for the long-term, is pleased to announce that 12,000,000 new Ordinary Shares (the "Placing Shares") have been placed with existing and new institutional investors at a price of £2.15 per share (approximately US$2.81) (the “Placing Price”) via an accelerated bookbuild (the "Placing").
Due to strong investor demand, the Company agreed with the Joint Bookrunners to increase the size of the Placing to £25.9 million (approximately US$33.9 million) from the £22.9 million (approximately US$30.0 million) originally proposed. The Placing was conducted utilising the Company’s existing share authorities. The Placing Price represents a discount of 4.0% to the Company’s Net Asset Value (“NAV”) on 31 March 2019.
Bacchus Capital Marks First Anniversary with “Small Cap Deal of the Year” for IPO of Yellow Cake at the London Mines & Money Awards 2018
Bacchus Capital Advisers, the independent investment and merchant bank specialising in public market M&A, announces that the IPO of its uranium investment vehicle, Yellow Cake PLC, was awarded “Deal of the Year” in the prestigious London Mines & Money Awards 2018. Yellow Cake was created by Bacchus Capital to provide investors direct exposure to the anticipated structural improvement in the price of uranium, through the acquisition and storage of physical uranium in specialist facilities around the world.
Bacchus Capital Leads the Way in Mining Mergers and Acquisitions
Founded by the former Head of Mining & Metals at Morgan Stanley, Bacchus Capital’s portfolio of African clients has been going from strength to strength. To find partners to both invest and operate its Ghanaian gold mining project Gbane, Australian junior Cassius Mining recently sought the advice of Bacchus Capital Advisers.
Major Initiative in Uranium Commodity Launched by Bacchus Capital
Admission to trading on AIM and First Day of Dealings Yellow Cake, a specialist company operating in the uranium sector with a view to hold long term physical uranium ( "U3O8"), is pleased to announce that its ordinary shares have today been admitted to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker YCA ("Admission") and ISIN JE00BF50RG45.