China Information Technology, Inc., BVI-registered internet services operator providing internet-based ad distribution and ad display terminal sharing systems in China, in October 2017 entered into contracts for the sale of 5,000 CNIT cloud-based ad terminals for Jiangsu Province, and for the sale of 1,500 CNIT cloud-based ad terminals for Changde, the third largest city in Hunan Province. The terminals are to be installed in office buildings, residential communities, shopping malls and various outdoor locations.
The contract for Jiangsu Province, announced on October 25, 2017, was signed with advertising agency Jiangsu Taoping IoT Technology Limited, and is expected to generate US$1.5 million sales and service revenue to China Information Technology. This agreement is the fourth for the company this year for the sale of its cloud-based ad terminals in East China.
The contract for Changde in Hunan Province was announced on October 19, and signed with advertising agency Changde Taoping New-media Technology Limited; it is expected to generate US$0.5 million sales and service revenue to the BVI company.
Company’s CEO Mr. Jianghuai Lin restated company’s projection of 2018 revenue of $30 to $33 million and adjusted net income of $9 to $11 million, with sales of additional 120,000 cloud-based ad terminals.
Sea exploration company Nautilus Minerals Inc. entered into a Funding Mandate Agreement with Deep Sea Mining Finance Ltd, a newly incorporated private company in the British Virgin Islands. According to the agreement, the international expertise and financial relationships of two major shareholders of Nautilus Minerals will be used to assist in advancing the development of Solwara 1, the company’s copper-gold project under development.
The BVI company is intended to be 50 per cent owned by USM Finance Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of USM Holdings Ltd, an affiliate of Metalloinvest Holding (Cyprus) Limited , and 50 per cent owned by Mawarid Offshore Mining Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MB Holding Company LLC.
Deep Sea Mining Finance has been appointed as the exclusive financial advisor of Nautilus, in respect of US$350 million financing needed to complete the development of the Solwara 1 Project. The exclusive right of the BVI-incorporated company may be terminated, however, if it fails to arrange binding commitments in respect of financings of at least US$50,000,000 by December 4, 2017 (Interim Financing). Nautilus will pay to DSMF an initial retainer fee of US$75,000, and an additional fee of US$30,000. Also, it will pay US$350,000 as reimbursement for costs and expenses of DSMF incurred in connection with the Interim Financing.
The agreement will remain in effect until the earlier of January 1, 2019. It is subject to receipt of all necessary approvals from the TSX.
Canadian focused oil and gas company Madalena Energy Inc. made an announcement that Hispania Petroleum S.A. has assigned the convertible loan, provided by Hispania to the company, to KD Energy International Capital Limited, incorporated in the British Virgin Islands.
The Canadian company has provided its consent to the assignment, which is required pursuant to the terms of the Capex Loan, as the assignment was undertaken by Hispania and BVI-based KD Energy for succession planning of holding of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of each Hispania and KD Energy.
Under the terms of the loan, KD Energy will acquire or have the possibility to acquire more
than 20 per cent of the outstanding common shares in the capital of Madalena and become the control person of the company. It is expected that Madalena shareholder approval for the transaction will be sought at the company’s upcoming annual meeting of shareholders.
BVI-registered Talon Metals Corp. announced that it has received the unsecured loan in the amount of US$4,000,000 from Kennecott Exploration Company, which is a subsidiary of the Rio Tinto Group. The unsecured loan will be used by Talon Metals to continue to fund exploration activities at the Tamarack Project in Minnesota, USA. The maturity date of the loan is December 21, 2015. The loan will bear interest at the rate of LIBOR plus 8 per cent per annum.
Talon Metals and Kennecott have agreed on the deferral of a US$2,500,000 option payment due by the BVI corporation to Kennecott on June 26, 2015, under the terms of the Exploration and Option agreement signed on June 25, 2014, until December 21, 2015. Also, Kennecott will not make further cash calls beyond the amount of the loan, until the fourth quarter of this year.
Kennecott and Talon have started planning for the next phase of exploration at the Tamarack Project.