• M & A - Asian consortium buys 15% of ArcelorMittal Canada

    An Asian-based consortium led by South Korean steelmaker Posco and China Steel Corporation (CSC) has begun a joint venture to acquire a 15% stake in Canada’s ArcelorMittal. The company’s Ladrador Trough iron ore mining operation and infrastructure assets in Quebec’s northern region will be part of the $1.1 billion deal.

  • M & A - B2Gold and CGA merger completed

    The merger between B2Gold Corporation and CGA Mining has been completed with all issued shares of CGA being acquired by the Vancouver-based company. B2Gold now owns three operating mines - two in Nicaragua and one in the Philippines - as well as a strong portfolio of development and exploration assets in Nicaragua, Colombia, Namibia and Uruguay.

  • M & A - B2Gold and CGA merger given green light

    Shareholders have approved the merger of B2Gold and CGA Mining, with 99.94% of those voting in favour of the deal. The transaction is expected to be fully implemented on or about January 31, subject to final court approval and other customary closing conditions, and will result in CGA becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of B2Gold.

  • M & A - Guangdong Rising bid for PanAust

    Chinese state-owned company Guangdong Rising Assets Management (GRAM) has made a bid for Laos copper-gold-silver producer PanAust which values the ASX-listed company at more than Aus$1.4 billion. PanAust operates the Phu Kham and Ban Houayxai projects in Laos, produces close to a third of the developing South East Asian nation's exports and accounts for almost 8% of GDP.

  • M & A - Hanking Gold picks up Southern Cross operations

    Australian gold producer St Barbara has sold its Southern Cross operations to a subsidiary of China Hanking Holdings. The Southern Cross operation ceased mining and processing in the December quarter, and has since been under care and maintenance.

  • M & A - HDR acquires Salva Resources

    Salva Resources, a global provider of key technical and commercial services for mining exploration, has been acquired by HDR Engineering.

  • M & A - Lion One amends Avocet merger

    Lion One Metals has amended its Merger Implementation Agreement (MIA) with Avocet Resources which will give shareholders of the Perth-based company the opportunity to receive new Lion One shares in the form of CHESS Depository Interests (CDI).

  • M & A - LionGold secures 13% stake in Unity Mining

    Singapore-based company LionGold has bought a 13% share in Unity Mining with almost 93 million shares purchased for a total of Aus$6.67 million.

  • M & A - LionGold to increase stake in Acadian

    Singapore’s only main board-listed gold company, LionGold Corporation, will subscribe for up to 6 million new shares in Canadian company Acadian Mining, in a bid to gain an inexpensive foothold in North America. The purchase will see LionGold’s stake increase to 9.35% for Can$540,000.

  • M & A - Sembawang makes Macmahon offer unconditional

    An unconditional $35 million offer from Sembawang Australia is being considered by the Macmahon Holdings Board and will be put to shareholders this week. The offer to purchase the company’s construction projects is $5.4 million higher than Leighton Holdings’ bid and at the top of independent consultant’s Ernst & Young’s ‘fair value’ range.

  • M AND A - Brighton bid for Asia Minerals

    Brighton Mining Group (BTN) aims to become an integrated manganese miner and trader following its proposed acquisition of Asia Minerals Corporation.

  • M AND A - Brighton bid for Asia Minerals

    Brighton Mining Group (BTN) aims to become an integrated manganese miner and trader following its proposed acquisition of Asia Minerals Corporation.

  • M&A - Archer to acquire Waddikee tenement

    Archer Exploration has executed a conditional sale and purchase agreement to acquire from Monax Mining that company’s primarily graphite-focused Waddikee exploration licence on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. The tenement abuts the northern boundary of Archer’s Sugarloaf graphite project on the Carrapee Hill exploration tenement.

  • M&A - B2Gold Proposes Papillon Merger

    B2Gold Corp has entered into a definitive merger implementation agreement with Papillon Resources, pursuant to which both companies have agreed to combine at the agreed exchange ratio of 0.661 B2Gold common shares for each Papillon ordinary share held.

  • M&A - Metallica sells MetroCoal stake

    Metallica Minerals has sold its holding of 64.3 million ordinary shares in MetroCoal for gross proceeds of approximately Aus$2.06 million. The sale improves Metallica’s cash-in-bank position at September 30 to approximately $2.5 million.

  • M&A - Minco Silver acquires Gold Road stake

    TSX-listed Minco Silver Corporation has acquired 5% of the common shares of Gold Road Resources, an Australian publicly-listed exploration company. Gold Road's principal asset is the Gruyere gold deposit in Western Australia's prolific Yilgarn Craton.

  • M&A - Monument increases land holding

    Monument Mining aims to further increase its landholdings in the Murchison region of Western Australia through a heads of agreement with Gascoyne Resources for the acquisition of 50% interests in three properties near Burnakurra to be known as the Gascoyne Joint Venture.

  • M&A - Monument to acquire Tuckanarra

    Monument Mining has entered into a tenement purchase agreement with Phosphate Australia Limited for the acquisition of the Tuckanarra Gold Project in Western Australia. The project contains approximately 100,000 historical indicated and inferred JORC-compliant ounces of gold.

  • M&A – Joint bid for Robust

    Droxford International Ltd and Stanhill Capital Partners Holdings and its affiliates have announced a joint off-market takeover offer for Robust Resources at Aus$0.49 cash per Robust share. The offer values Robust at more than Aus$95 million on a fully diluted basis.

  • M&A – LionGold to Acquire Hargraves Project

    LionGold Corp’s Australian subsidiary, LionGold Australia, has entered into an agreement with Hill End Gold to acquire the Hargraves Gold Project in Central West New South Wales. The acquisition also includes the adjoining Boiga Gold Project.

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