Minera Alamos (MAI.V) announced this morning a $10M bought deal financing, at .63 CAD, with National Bank. Minera has granted the Underwriter with an over allotment option of $1.5M that will most likely get exercised. There were no warrants as part of this financing.
With this move, the company was able to double the treasury after securing a third asset Cerro de Oro (CdO) in just two weeks for roughly 5% dilution collectively (cost of asset plus financing). The financial flexibility will now permit for a more aggressive approach with CdO while proving ample working capital to diminish any possibility of using expensive working capital financing from Osisko Gold Royalties. The deal price at .63 compares to the 20-day VWAP of .64 and since the CdO transaction of .695.
In summary, fast tracking CdO in this Gold environment while avoiding a warrant and providing additional financial flexibility, all for a relatively modest cost is a job well done by management in my opinion. I am looking at the CdO and Bought Deal as a combo package and given the modest cost of both, with the upside in this third asset, is a thoughtful strategic move.
All the best.
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