Canadian Financing Bulletin

Canadian Financing Bulletin

September 21, 2011 18:09 ET

Canadian Financing Bulletin (CFB) Reports CDN $247.4m in Proposed and $105.0m Closed Financings for the Week of September 13-16

Wi-LAN Inc (WIN.TO) Raises $30m in a Debenture Overallotment by Canaccord Genuity

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2011) - 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 five 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 24 new proposed placements from the mining, oil/gas (termed metals and energy in the report) and technology sectors. Of those, 20 were for mining stocks, two for oil/gas stocks, and two for technology stocks with the total value of new proposals reaching over $247m. Eight of these placements were designated a 'flow through' issuance and there was one new debenture offering. The largest new public proposal was by Ivanhoe Australia Ltd (IVA.TO), which launched a share offering consisting of 129.5m shares at a price of AU$1.39 for proceeds of $183.0m in a non-brokered placement.

The CFB published term sheets for 44 placements that were closed during the week. Of these, 30 were for mining stocks, six for oil/gas, and eight for technology stocks, with the total value of these closings being over $105m. Seven of these placements were designated 'flow through' issuances and two debenture placements closed. The largest public closing was by LNG Energy Ltd (LNG.V) which issued 80.46m shares (including 10.46m shares in an overallotment) at a price of $0.25 for proceeds of $20.1m in a share offering led by Paradigm Capital.

The CFB also tracked two amendments to placements and three overallotments published at the end of the weekly report. To date, there have been 364 weekly reports created by CFB; backdated reports can be obtained by subscribers.

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Since CFB began offering its weekly report over five 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 168 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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