Premier Gold Mines (TSX: PG) this morning announced a private placement in connection with its i-80 Gold Corp spinout. The financing will see gross proceeds of $88.4 million raised in the subsidiary of the company ahead of its proposed spinout.
The financing will see units of i-80 sold at a price of $2.60 per subscription receipt, with subscription receipts to be automatically exchanged for one common share of the company upon completion of the spinout. A total of 34.0 million receipts are expected to be issued, with a 15% over-allotment option also having been granted.
Furthermore, Equinox Gold (TSX: EQX), the firm acquiring Premier Gold, has agreed to subscribe for 30% of the receipts to be issued under the offering, up to a maximum of $28.3 million. Management and its affiliates are to subscribe for a further $5.8 million.
Proceeds from the financing are to be used for working capital and general corporate purposes, including the exploration and development of the firms projects and to fund the cash portion of the purchase price of the Getchell gold property.
The financing is currently slated to close the week of March 15, 2021.
i-80 Gold will effectively spin-out of Premier Gold upon the completion of the acquisition of Premier by Equinox, with i-80 taking all of Premier’s US-based assets. These assets include the South-Arturo and McCoy-Cove properties in Nevada, as well as the previously announced acquisition of the Getchell Project.
Premier Gold last traded at $3.09 on the TSX.
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