BVI-incorporated mining company Chaarat Gold Holdings Limited proposed to raise Capital up to US$11mln, through a Convertible Bond issue of US$10mln and placing of ordinary shares of US$1mln, for the issue price of 30p. The new investor provided secured commitment to subscribe for US$10 mln , while the Board and senior management of the company are interested to participate in the Placing for approximately US$1mln.
The fund raising in the amount of US$11 mln completes the short-term funding plans of Chaarat Gold. To facilitate the introduction of long-term investing partners, the Board of the BVI company will consider additional subscriptions from current shareholders and new investors totaling up to US$5 mln. General Meeting for shareholders is expected to be held on or about 26 April 2019.
The capital raising will provide Chaarat with growth capital of approximately US$41 mln, at the same time it will assist in widening company’s shareholder base, which has already risen after company’s acquisition of the Kapan mine in Armenia, which transformed the BVI company from developer to producer. One of the key strategic objectives is to minimise dilution to shareholders.
Talon Metals Corp. announced that it has raised total amount of C$9.825 million, and is about to close additional tranche of C$350,000 which will result in the BVI company raising a total of C$10.175 million. The raised funds will be mainly used to make the initial payment in respect of the Tamarack Project, under the existing joint venture agreement.
Also, Talon Metals entered into a series of conversion transactions with Resource Capital Fund VI L.P., which has eliminated approximately C$32 million in debt. The company has completed private placement offering of 39,375,000 common shares at a price of C$0.08 per share for gross proceeds of C$3.15 million. The second tranche is expected to have gross proceeds of C$350,000.
In addition, wholly owned subsidiary of the BVI company, Talon Nickel (USA) LLC, has agreed to grant a net smelter returns royalty to 10782343 Canada Limited, a subsidiary of Triple Flag Mining Finance Bermuda Ltd., in consideration of the payment of US$5.0 million. The company and its subsidiaries have agreed to guarantee the payment and performance obligations under the royalty agreement. The proceeds will be used by Talon Metals to make the initial US$6 million payment due under the JV Agreement.
As a result of the Convertible Loan Conversion and the Promissory Note Conversion, the C$3.15 million private placement and the issuance of shares to its joint venture partner, Resource Capital Fund will hold approximately 55.6% of the issued and outstanding shares of Talon.
Lenta Ltd, one of the largest retail chains in Russia, registered in the British Virgin Islands, announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the year ending 31 December 2018. According to company’s financial highlights, in this year total sales of the company grew 13.2%, including retail sales growth of 13.6% and wholesales growth of 6.0%. There was a slight gross margin increase of 21.5% due to improved supplier conditions and store productivity.
Capital expenditures made Rub 22.1bn, a decrease of 18.8% as compared to fiscal results of 2017, mainly to the slower rate of expansion and lower investments in land and future stores than to the prior year. Net cash generated from operating activities, before net interest and income taxes, was Rub 32.4bn compared to Rub 34.8bn in 2017, which is a decrease of 6.9%. Net interest expenses were Rub 9.1bn, a decrease of 13.4% compared to 2017 due to the reduction of interest rates.
In 2018, the company opened 13 new hypermarkets and 38 supermarkets, Also, new Lenta App was introduced in the end of 2018, and the number of installations exceeded 1.4 million at the date of the announcement.
Luxoft Holding has announced its results for the fiscal third quarter of 2019, including a small year-over-year decline. BVI company’s performance is very much influenced by the planned acquisition by IT services and solutions provider DXC Technology. However, the US$2 billion acquisition deal is still subject to regulatory approval.
For the three months ended December 31, 2018, Luxoft’s revenue was near the low end of Luxoft’s autumn guidance, which named the range of US$230 million to US$235 million. Luxoft’s net income arrived at US$0.61 per share, down from US$0.89 in the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA was US$32.6mln – a 18.5% decline as compared to the previous year period.
Top two accounts of Luxoft, UBS and Deutsche Bank, represented 24.9% of total revenue, down 9.5% from the same period last year. Top five accounts of the BVI company made 39% of revenue, down 7% from a year ago, and its top 10 accounts were 50.9% of revenue (down 6.3%).