Orca Exploration Group, a public company registered in the British Virgin Islands and focused on natural gas exploration, production, development and marketing, made an announcement that its Board of Directors approved raising of approximately Cdn$19.2 mln before expenses. The transaction will be conducted by way of rights issue. Under the terms of the rights issue, the BVI company will issue maximum of approximately 4,915,687 Class B shares, which makes approximately 18% of Class B Shares currently issued and outstanding.
The subscription price is Cdn$3.90, representing a 11% discount to the closing price of the Class B shares on 14 June, 2010, which was Cdn$4.40.
The completion of the rights issue is not conditional upon Orca Exploration receiving any minimum amount of subscriptions. According to the Chairman and CEO of the BVI company, the capital raised by the rights issue, along with cash coming from expanding Tanzanian operations, will be used to add value through the exploration prospects in the Elsa field offshore Italy and the other offshore Tanzania. The received funds will also strengthen company’s ability to take advantage of additional exploration and development opportunities.
The Canadian gold producer Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. informed about its intention to distribute to its shareholders one share of its BVI-registered wholly-owned subsidiary Petaquilla Infraestructura Ltd. for each four shares of PTQ, held on the record date for the distribution. The distribution of the shares of the BVI company will be effected by the plan of arrangement or some other tax-efficient mechanism. The completion of the transaction is expected in the third quarter of 2009.
Petaquilla Infraestructura Ltd. was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands for overseeing the construction, operation and management of infrastructure facilities needed for the development of the Petaquilla Mining District in Panama. The company is engaged in activities in the field of construction, power, and mining services.
BVI-based PQI has announced a private placement subscription of two million shares at CAD $1.00. After the closing of the private placement, PQI will have 52 million shares issued and outstanding and CAD $2 million in cash.
After closing the private placement and the completion of the arrangement, PTQ will retain between 12% and 23% of the issued shares of PQI; the PTQ shareholders will hold between 47% and 58% of the issued shares of the BVI company. PTQ also announced the sale of 28% of PQI.
BVI company Pansoft Company Limited, one of the leading enterprise resource planning software solutions and services providers for the oil and gas industry in China, has announced its three-year growth strategy, which was approved at its recent board meeting. It was stated by Mr Hugh Wang, Chairman of the board of the BVI company, that the company is experiencing continued growth despite the period of global financial crisis and recession in the world economy.
The recent previous board meeting of Pansoft Company was held on December 13, 2008. Then, a three-year budget and multi-year plan for business expansion of the BVI company were approved. Executing the growth strategy, Pansoft should quickly scale up in the coming years and emerge as the predominant software solutions and services provider in China’s management software market.
The BVI company is planning to expand through organic growth as well as mergers and acquisitions. Pansoft will focus on expanding its project scope and service offerings to the subsidiaries of its large clients. Additionally, leveraging its business model, the BVI company is planning to launch similar solutions and services outside of the energy industry. Also, in the current favorable price environment, Pansoft is actively seeking attractive acquisition targets, to enter another high growth industry through mergers and acquisitions.
As a part of new strategy, Pansoft went on public trading at NASDAQ on January 23. Company’s management has scheduled several conferences with investors and analysts in the U.S. from January 23 to January 30, 2009 to present its business strategies.
Chaarat Gold Holdings Ltd, the BVI-registered exploration company founded for the purpose of developing the Chaarat Licence Area and admitted to AIM on 8 November 2007, has announced additional drilling results of the year 2008, which have been received, and now are expected to be released in the beginning of 2009.
The Chaarat project is situated in the Middle of the Tien Shan Mountains of the Kyrgyz Republic, which form part of the Tien Shan gold belt. Company’s exploration programme is aimed at increasing confidence levels in this resource. During 2008, the BVI company carried out 14,000 meters of drilling, the results of the year 2008 have all been received and a revised resource statement is being prepared by SRK, and is expected to be released in the beginning of 2009.
It is expected that these drilling results, along with the other results, already published during 2008, will add significantly to the current resource of 3.14 million ounces and improve the average grade of the resource. The new drilling results will be incorporated into the updated resource estimate, which is to be published in the beginning of 2009.