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.
BVI-registered and Canada-based oil and gas exploration company Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. announced its financial results for the three and nine month period ended December 31, 2016, as well as provided and update on its corporate achievement for the first half of 2017.
For the nine month period, Eco Oil & Gas reported continued reduction of general and administrative costs, compensation expenses and professional fees from a total of CDN $1,144,000 for the same period of the previous year to CDN $798,000. The BVI company has met all of its current work commitments under the various Petroleum Agreements’ and is being cost carried and sufficiently funded to continue its exploration projects for the current fiscal year.
In February 2017, Eco Oil & Gas Ltd. completed admission of its common shares to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. CDN $8.4mln raised by the company will allow it to augment the activities achieved during the nine month period ended December 31, 2016. Company’s cash and cash equivalents make $6.9mln by the date of the report, following the admission and financing.
Also, the BVI company completed sale of its interest in Eco Atlantic Ghana Ltd. to PetroGulf Ltd., which has significantly reduced its liabilities and has allowed it to focus attention on the Guyana and Namibia operations.
Luxoft Holding, Inc., a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions, reported financial results for the three and nine months periods ended December 31, 2015. For the three months ended December 31, 2015, company’s revenue increased and made US$171.9 million, 18 per cent up as compared to US$145.8 million in the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA was US$32.8 million with corresponding margins of 19.1 per cent, as compared to US$35.6 million and 24.4 per cent, respectively, in the same quarter last year.
For the nine months ended December 31, 2015, revenue of the BVI company increased by 25.7 per cent, from US$383.2 million in the same period a year ago to US$481.5 million this year.
According to company’s outlook for the year ending March 31, 2016, revenue is expected to reach at least US$645.5 million, which is 24 per cent increase year over year. Also, the financial year is epected to be finished with the effective tax rate between 14.3 per cent and 15 per cent.
British Virgin Islands-registered marine survey group Thalassa Holdings reported sales delays but announced that 2014 guidance on its performance is kept unchanged. The company said that the 23rd oil and gas exploration licensing round in the Norwegian Sea had not yet concluded, and is now expected to be concluded in 2015.
Thalassa Holdings said it now expected potential data sales from several clients relating to that round to take place in 2015.
According to company’s announcement, “The outlook for 2015 remains uncertain, due to both economic sanctions and export restrictions against Russia and continued pressure on the price of oil.
However, “The company continues to have a strong balance sheet with current net free cash of approximately $15m.”