Asante Gold Corporation (CSE: ASE) announced on Thursday that it has entered into a binding term sheet earmarking a US$5.0 million “strategic investment” into West Africa-focused gold explorer, Roscan Gold Corporation. The move sets the stage for Asante Gold to grow its reach in the African gold exploration market.
Under the term sheet, the firm has agreed to purchase 22.1 million Roscan Gold common shares at $0.29 per share, a 14% premium to its share price on September 22, 2021. At the transaction’s close, Asante Gold is expected to own approximately 6.7% of the outstanding Roscan Gold common shares.
“Roscan’s 100% owned Kandiole Gold Project in West Mali is located in one of the most prolific and productive gold jurisdictions in Africa,” said Asante Gold CEO Douglas MacQuarrie. “With this investment, Asante’s shareholders gain exposure to Roscan’s large exploration upside, and at a very attractive entry point.”
Related to this planned investment, the two gold exploration firms also entered into an investors rights agreement which will give Asante Gold a possible right to appoint a member in Roscan Gold’s board, subject to time and ownership thresholds.
The investment transaction is expected to close on October 15, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
Asante Gold last traded at $1.13 on the CSE.
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