Canadian Financing Bulletin

Canadian Financing Bulletin

June 08, 2012 16:29 ET

Canadian Financing Bulletin (CFB) Reports CDN $1,136.1M in Proposed and $336.3M Closed Financings for the Week of May 28-June 1

CFB Welcomes Resource World Magazine and Canadian Investor Magazine as Sponsors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 8, 2012) - The Canadian Financing Bulletin has been a leader in tracking financing activities of Canadian capital markets in the mining, energy and technology sectors for over seven years. Our unparalleled service offers unique insight into small and micro cap stocks, as well as comprehensive comparative reports detailing the worldwide reach of Canadian companies in these sectors. With the listings of active proposed placements, investors and companies that might not otherwise receive analyst coverage are potentially brought together. As well, we offer coverage of activity in the bond market for users to be made aware of lower-risk opportunities.

In this week's report, the CFB published term sheets for 34 new proposed placements from the mining, oil/gas (termed metals and energy in the report) and technology sectors. Of those, 27 were for mining stocks, five for oil/gas stocks, and two for technology stocks with the total value of new proposals reaching over $1,136m. Seven of these placements were designated a 'flow through' issuance and there were two new debenture offerings. The largest new public proposal was by Petrominerales Ltd (PMG.TO), which launched a debenture offering consisting of $400m worth of 3.25%, 5yr notes convertible at US$18.0017 (35% premium) led by ABG Sundial Collier Norge ASA.

The CFB published term sheets for 35 placements that were closed during the week. Of these, 27 were for mining stocks, five for oil/gas, and three for technology stocks, with the total value of these closings being over $336m. Seven of these placements were designated 'flow through' issuances and four debenture placements closed. The largest public closing was by Golden Star Resources Ltd (GSC.TO) which closed a debenture offering consisting of $77.49m of 5.00%, 5yr notes led by BMO Capital Markets.

The CFB also tracked four amendments, one cancellation, and four overallotments to placements published at the end of the weekly report. To date, there have been 401 weekly reports created by CFB; backdated reports can be obtained by subscribers.

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About Canadian Investor Magazine:

Canadian Investor is a bi-monthly magazine reporting on publicly traded companies in sectors such as technology, medicine, transportation and telecommunications. The latest issue covered commercial real estate development, REIT's, Limited Partnerships and ETF's. Some subjects covered include real estate law, investment strategies and limited partnerships. Canadian Investor Magazine has no paid editorial content; each company featured is chosen based on the merit of its projects and management.

The magazine brings a discerning look at investment opportunities in Canada. Editorial is uniquely written in a way that appeals to the Canadian financial community as well as the average intelligent investor who would be interested in investment opportunities.

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The Canadian Financing Bulletin is produced and distributed by Blender Media, an integrated creative agency specializing in both online and print design, development and maintenance. Blender Media's work includes extensive strategies for shareholder communication, intuitive design interfaces and the opportunity to be memorable in a sea of investment possibilities.

Blender Media has the support of over 450 satisfied clients and utilizes investor focused online exposure solutions that help clients stay in touch with their shareholders, including the CFB.

Since CFB began offering its weekly report over seven years ago, it has developed other more wide reaching reports that have now been published. Our quarterly and year-in-review reports provide charts, graphs and other comparative tables that exhibit sophisticated capital market intelligence. The data in these reports has been read by thousands of executives, investment advisors, fund managers, and investors from around the world. CFB has also recently begun offering specialized monthly reports, focusing on individual segments within the sectors CFB covers (i.e., gold, uranium, oil, etc.) To date, there have been 169 reports created by CFB; several of these reports are currently posted on the CFB website.

As one can see, CFB offers an important perspective into Canadian capital markets. These markets play a crucial role in the financing of companies active worldwide in various business sectors, specifically for natural resources exploration and development. Canada maintains a leadership role due to a number of factors:

  • A history of significant natural resources;
  • Efficient and transparent capital markets;
  • Strong backing from the investment community; and
  • Regional clusters of the world's most innovative, organized and aggressive exploration and development personnel, in cities like Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.

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