Chaarat, the AIM–quoted exploration and development company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, announced that it has reassessed its borrowing needs and is reducing its current convertible debt placement from US$100 million to US$50 million. The reduction significantly reduces dilution for existing shareholders. It has been prompted by positive developments surrounding company’s proposed acquisition of polymetallic asset and accelerated project funding arrangements.
Also, the BVI company has completed the first phase of its fundraising, receiving commitments for approximately US$17.6m from new and existing customers. The company is now targeting commitments for up to US$50 million, and plans to raise the remaining US$32.4 million as soon as possible. The second phase of the fundraise, as announced on 28 August 2018, is ongoing and is expected to close by the end of September/early October 2018. Following positive feedback from potential investors, Chaarat will amend the terms of the up to US$100 million Convertible Notes. Upon closing of phase two of the fundraise, Chaarat will apply for a listing of the 2021 Notes, anticipated to be on the Frankfurt Open Market.
British Virgin Islands-registered Chaarat Gold Holdings Limited announced the issue of 5,700,000 new ordinary shares of US$0.01, at a placing price of 46 pence per share, to ASVI Inc. ASVI is a company based in Malaysia, providing high end technical support to mining projects.
Following the issue of the Placing Shares there will be 147,033,900 ordinary shares of US$0.01 in issue. The Placing, which is being conducted under the existing power granted to the Directors to allot shares, is expected to be completed on 15 November 2010, on admission of the Placing Shares to trading on AIM.
The anticipated investment of approximately £2 million by China Nonferrous Metals International Mining Co Ltd has been canceled due to the regulatory delays in obtaining approval for the investment. ASVI indicated its interest in purchasing the shares from the canceled subscription, thus generating approximately 15% more cash for the company than through the CNMIM investment.
CEO of Chaarat Dekel Golan in his comments on the transaction said that ASVI’s substantial expertise will assist Chaarat, by providing high level consulting advice including on the exploration and project development of the Chaarat projects.
Chaarat Gold Holdings Ltd, the BVI-registered holding, announced that it has placed 18,558,281 new Ordinary Shares at 12% per share, representing approximately 20.5% of the issued ordinary share capital immediately after the placing, to raise approximately £2.1million net of expenses for the company.
The shares are being placed with both existing and new investors, as well as company directors. After the completion of the placing, the BVI company will have cash resources of approximately £2.3 million. The shares are issued credited as fully paid, and will rank on the same level as the existing ordinary shares.
The company will apply for the placing shares to be admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange AIM market, and it is expected that admission will take place and that trading will commence in such shares on or about 11 May 2009.
Canaccord Adams has entered into a placing agreement with the BVI company, pursuant to which it agreed to use its reasonable endeavours to place the shares at the Placing Price.
Upon admission, the company will have 90,441,714 Ordinary shares of $0.01 each in issue. The shares are being placed with both existing and new investors, as well as company directors.