Lundin Mining köper gruva i Brasilien för 7,4 miljarder
Lundin Mining köper Chapadagruvan i Brasilien för 800 miljoner dollar kontant, motsvarande 7,4 miljarder kronor. Det skriver Nyhetsbyrån Direkt och hänvisar till presentationsmaterial från bolaget.
Gruvan är en av Brasiliens största och innehåller koppar- och guldfyndigheter.
Affären väntas vara klar senast i det tredje kvartalet 2019 och Yamana som säljer gruvan kommer enligt avtalet att få 2 procent i nettosmältverksroyalty från framtida guldproduktion.
The Chapada mine is one of the larger gold mines in the Brazil, and in the world.The mine is located in Goiás state, in the central part of Brazil.The mine has estimated reserves of 6 million oz of gold and 3.8 million oz of silver. It is owned by Yamana Gold.
Yamana Gold Inc. is a Canadian-based gold producer that began operations in 2003 with significant gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions in Canada, Brazil, Chile and Argentina.Yamana added several mining properties with the purchase of other gold companies in 2005, 2006 and 2007, namely Viceroy, Desert Sun, RNC Gold, Northern Orion and Meridian Gold. The company's portfolio includes the following operating mines Chapada, El Peñón, Canadian Malartic (50%), Jacobina, and Minera Florida, and the Cerro Moro mine which began operations in the second quarter of 2018. The principal corporate members of Yamana Gold are: Executive Chairman and Founder, Peter Marrone President and Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Racine Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Sofia Tsakos Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Jason LeBlancIn December 2016 Yamana announced it had closed the spinout transaction of a portion of its Brazilian assets into Brio Gold.In 2018, Yamana produced 940,619 ounces of gold, 8.02 million ounces of silver and 129 million pounds of copper. The Company generated revenue of approximately $1.79 billion and approximately $400 million in cash flow.