M&A, Financing and Restructuring

OceanaGold to buy Romarco for $856M

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-30
OceanaGold (TSX: OGC; ASX: OGC) is offering to buy Romarco Minerals (TSX: R) in an all-share $856 million deal to secure low-cost growth with the junior’s Haile gold mine, which is currently under construction.

First Majestic looks to snatch SilverCrest 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-29
First Majestic Silver (TSX: FR; NYSE: AG) is buying SilverCrest Mines (TSX: SVL) in a largely all-share, $154-million deal to bulk up its treasury and asset base. 

Batero Gold targets CB Gold in friendly deal 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-29
Less than a month after rejecting a hostile takeover offer from Red Eagle Mining (TSXV: RD; US-OTC: RDEMF), CB Gold’s (TSXV: CBJ; US-OTC: CBHDF) board of directors is recommending to shareholders that they accept a takeover...

'Smart money' still in gold, Red Eagle CEO says 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-29
VANCOUVER — Red Eagle Mining (TSXV: RD; US-OTC: RDEMF) looks poised to pour its first gold in 2016 following a $19-million private placement that CEO Ian Slater calls one of the “toughest” he’s ever done.

Brazil Resources to buy Whistler project in Alaska

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-22
In a letter to shareholders earlier this year, Amir Adnani, chairman of Brazil Resources (TSXV: BRI; US-OTC: BRIZF), stated that the company’s strategy since its initial public offering in 2011 had been “to take advantage of the...

Lake Shore steps into M&A fray with Temex bid 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-22
VANCOUVER — Ontario-focused Lake Shore Gold (TSX: LSG; NYSE-MKT: LSG) has been one of the better turnaround stories over the past year, and now the company is looking to grow further. Lake Shore is spending $25 million on...

New Gold inks Rainy River deal with Royal Gold

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-21
VANCOUVER — Canadian producer New Gold (TSX: NGD; NYSE-MKT: NGD) appears to have closed off a prospective funding gap at its Rainy River development project — located 65 km northwest of Fort Frances, Ont. — following a...

Silver Wheaton circles the wagons against CRA challenge 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-15
VANCOUVER — The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has taken the first shot in what is likely to become a protracted legal battle with streaming outfit Silver Wheaton (TSX: SLW; NYSE: SLW), and the results could affect the...

Abitibi Royalties inks three deals in 30 days 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-15
Within a month of launching an online platform that junior mining companies and prospectors can use to pitch their properties to Abitibi Royalties (TSXV: RZZ; US-OTC: ATBYF), CEO Ian Ball says the company has received 41 submissions...

Western Lithium, Lithium Americas eye strategic merger 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-15
VANCOUVER — On June 30, juniors Western Lithium (TSX: WLC; US-OTC: WLCDF) and Lithium Americas (TSX: LAC) announced a strategic business combination agreement the companies hope will create a “leading...