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December 15, 2017

M&As this week: Arete Capital Partners, GFG Resources, Silvery Boom

Arete Capital Partners has reached a share sale agreement with Kirkland Lake Gold to acquire the entire issued and outstanding common shares of Stawell Gold Mines. 

Arete Capital Partners has reached a share sale agreement with Kirkland Lake Gold to acquire the entire issued and outstanding common shares of Stawell Gold Mines.

All the companies involved in the transaction are based in Australia.

Arete is a private equity firm, while Stawell Gold Mines and Kirkland Lake Gold are engaged in gold exploration.

GFG Resources (formerly Crest Petroleum) has agreed to acquire 100% stake in Rapier Gold through a court-approved plan of arrangement. Both companies involved in the transaction are based in Canada.

GFG will issue 0.15 of a common share for one Rapier common share, equivalent to approximately C$0.08 ($0.06) a Rapier share, under the agreement.

However, the acquisition is subject to approval from Rapier Gold shareholders.

“The acquiring company will purchase approximately 30.96 million shares priced at $0.38 each.”

The company has engaged Macquarie Capital Markets Canada as its financial adviser and DuMoulin Black as legal adviser for the transaction, while Rapier has engaged Trinity as its financial adviser.

GFG Resources is a gold and silver exploration company, while Rapier Gold us involved in gold exploration.

Silvery Boom has reached an agreement with Yu Jianqiu to acquire 1.26% stake in China Metal Resources Utilization for HK$92.892m ($11.89m).

The acquiring company will purchase approximately 30.96 million shares priced at HK$3 ($0.38) each.

Based in the UK, Silvery Boom is an investment holding company, while China Metal Resources Utilization is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in copper exploration.

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