Chinese Miner Huayou Cobalt Looks To Acquire Lithium Mine In Zimbabwe For US$422 Million

Chinese mining firm Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt (SSE: 603799) announced on Wednesday that it is looking to acquire a 100% stake in the Arcadia lithium mine in Zimbabwe. The acquisition’s total consideration is reportedly US$422 million.

The Zhejiang-based company intends to acquire the property from Prospect Lithium Zimbabwe. According to its filing, it is willing to pay US$377.8 million for the 87% stake held by Australia-based firm Prospect Resources.

The firm also agrees to pay US$44.2 million for the remaining equity held by Tamari Trust (7%) and Zimbabwean professor Kingston Kajese (6%).

“We look forward to working with Huayou and relevant stakeholders within the Government of Zimbabwe to satisfying the conditions precedent, with a view to closing the Transaction in late in Q1 or early in Q2 of 2022,” said Prospect CEO Sam Hosack.

Just a few weeks ago, the Chinese firm also announced that its joint venture in Indonesia has started a trial production for cobalt and nickel aimed to be used for electric vehicle battery supply chain.

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