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.
Chaarat Gold Holdings Limited announced that it has entered into a US$10 million loan agreement with a previous note holder in the company who is neither management nor a board member. The proceeds from the loan will be applied to BVI company’s aim of building a leading emerging markets gold company with initial focus on Central Asia and the FSU, and to support the acquisition announced in October this year.
The loan secures funding of US$10,000,000, and the guarantor is Chaarat’s subsidiary Zaav Holdings Limited. The loan is repayable after six months or nine months, at the company’s option. The total accrued interest will be fixed amount of 6.5% of the loan amount if the Loan is repaid within six months or 9.75% of the loan amount if the Loan is repaid within nine months.
BVI-registered company Premier African Minerals Limited announced that on 4 June 2018 it entered into a loan with a company owned by a Trust beneficially owned by BVI company’s director, for a gross value of US$300,000. Premier African Minerals is multi-commodity mining and natural resource development company focused on Southern Africa and having projects in Zimbabwe.
The loan is non-interest bearing and has a maturity of 60 days. The entire amount of the loan will be repaid by the company, including all fees within five days following the maturity of the loan. The loan is not convertible, it does not include share-based repayment or warrants. It also carries an implementation fee of US$15,000 (5%) and a redemption fee of US$15,000 (5%).
Premier African Minerals will not draw down against any equity or equity linked financing facilities, until the repayment of the loan. The loan is secured against company’s 6,128,822 shares in ARC Minerals Limited.
Aura Minerals Inc., the mining company which redomiciled from Canada to the British Virgin Islands, after a competitive bid process entered into a US$20,000,000 loan facility and a off-take agreement with Louis Dreyfus Company Metals, for the restart of operations and copper concentrates to be produced from its wholly-owned Aranzazu mine in Mexico.
Under the terms of the loan facility, the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary may draw-down the full amount of it in three tranches. The loan includes 12-month grace period and is subject to customary conditions, including the repayment of company’s outstanding loan with Auramet International LLC. The facility will be guaranteed by the company and its interests in the project and the San Andres mine. The Off-Take Agreement covers 100% of the copper concentrates produced from the project.