Category Archives: Loans & Repayments

Chaarat announced entering into new loan agreement

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.

Premier African Minerals enters into secured Loan

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 announced Loan Facility and Off-Take Agreement with LDC Metals

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.

Orca Exploration Group announced completion of the first tranche of investment

Orca Exploration Group announced on 16 January 2018 that the escrow release conditions have been met regarding the first tranche of investment by Swala Oil & Gas in the Orca Group. The definitive agreements for the US$130 million investment were released, and the first tranche is now complete.

Under the first tranche, the BVI Group sold 7.93% of shares that were held in PAE PanAfrican Energy Corporation to Swala (PAEM) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swala, for US$25,782,250 (or US$21,022,450 net after some purchase adjustments), which is payable in US$17,055,950 cash and the right to receive either US$3,966,500 in Swala convertible preferred shares by 2 March 2018, or US$3,966,500 in cash if shares are not issued by that date.

Orca Exploration also entered into an amendment and consent letter with PanAfrican Energy Tanzania Limited (PAET) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), as part of the agreement. According to this agreement, PAET will prepay the IFC loan facility in part no later than 10 December 2019. As part of the amendment and consent letter, Orca guaranteed the prepayments owed by PAET to IFC. After the first tranche, BVI Group’s guarantee covers US$4,759,800 in prepayments, and would cover an aggregate of US$24,000,000 in prepayments due 10 December 2019.