Deals This Week: Newmont, Sterlite, Rio Alto and More…

10 February 2011 (Last Updated February 10th, 2011 18:30)

Newmont Mining has signed an agreement to acquire all of Fronteer Gold’s outstanding common shares for C$2.3bn (US$2.3bn). Under the agreement, Fronteer Gold shareholders will receive C$14 (US$14) in cash and one common share in a new company, Pilot Gold, which wil

Newmont Mining has signed an agreement to acquire all of Fronteer Gold’s outstanding common shares for C$2.3bn (US$2.3bn).

Under the agreement, Fronteer Gold shareholders will receive C$14 (US$14) in cash and one common share in a new company, Pilot Gold, which will own certain exploration assets of Fronteer Gold, for each common share.

Vedanta Resources Group subsidiary Sterlite Industries has completed the acquisition of a 74% interest in Black Mountain Mining in South Africa from Anglo American Group.

Under the transaction, valued at US$348m, Sterlite has acquired the Black Mountain Zinc mine and Gamsberg zinc project for a share value of US$260m and a replaced shareholder loan of US$88m.

Rio Alto Mining has exercised its option with IAMGOLD Quebec Management and acquired 100% of the La Arena gold-copper project located in north-central Peru.

Rio Alto paid the exercise price of US$49m cash towards the acquisition.

Imperial Metals subsidiary Red Chris Development Company has signed a definitive agreement with American Bullion Minerals to acquire all of its issued and outstanding common shares for US$22m.

Latin Resources has acquired a highly prospective iron and mineral sands deposit in Peru for US$20m.

The amount is payable in cash over a period of ten years providing funding flexibility.

The acquisition includes 20 mining concessions totalling 140km2 of iron and heavy mineral sands tenements at Guadalupito in Peru.