Canadian Financing Bulletin

Canadian Financing Bulletin

January 17, 2012 16:50 ET

Canadian Financing Bulletin (CFB) Reports CDN $525.4m in Proposed and $382.2m Closed Financings for the Week of January 09-13

The Vancouver Resource Investment Conference Presented by Cambridge House International Is This Weekend

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 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.

Vancouver Resource Investment Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre is Cambridge House's largest annual conference. This year's conference will surpass previous year's numbers with approximately 500 booths on the tradeshow floor representing more than 600 junior resource mining companies. Two speaking halls along with six workshops will run concurrently over the two-day conference providing investors with up to date information from industry experts. New this year, will be the launch of Cambridge House's Investor College. The purpose of the college will be to deliver educational information to the junior or senior investor. A broadcast centre will also be located at the middle of the trade show floor where live onstage media will record and broadcast at various locations around the conference.

Also new this year; there will be a debate between Frank Holmes and Gordon Chang:

DEBATE: This January we have confirmed internationally acclaimed bestselling author, Gordon Chang and award winning philanthropist and global leader in fund managing, Frank E. Holmes. Frank Holmes is the Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer at US Global Investors. He is also the recipient of both Mining Fund Manager of the Year Award from The Mining Journal and International Citizen of the Year Award from the World Affairs Council of America. Gordon Chang literally wrote the book on why one should be wary of China's growth. Published in 2006, The Coming Collapse of China is a piece that is still gaining momentum and has attracted the attention from the likes of the LA Times to Asia Times and all in between. One might be familiar with Chang from appearances on Fox News or his regular contributions to Business Insider. On January 23, these two intellectual behemoths will take off the gloves and debate whether China is on a course to Grow, Slow or Blow. Don't miss this and many more exciting features that will be on display at the 2012 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.

In this week's report, the CFB published term sheets for 27 new proposed placements from the mining, oil/gas (termed metals and energy in the report) and technology sectors. Of those, 16 were for mining stocks, seven for oil/gas stocks, and four for technology stocks, with the total value of new proposals reaching over $525m. Two of these placements were designated a 'flow through' issuance and there were three new debenture offering. The largest new public proposal was by Royal Gold Inc. (RGL.TO), which launched a share offering consisting of 4m shares at a price of $70.34 for gross proceeds of $281.36m in a placement led by Goldman, Sachs & Co.

The CFB published term sheets for 36 placements that were closed during the week. Of these, 26 were for mining stocks, six for oil/gas, and four for technology stocks, with the total value of these closings being over $382m. Two of these placements were designated 'flow through' issuances and three debenture placements closed. The largest public closing was by Royal Gold Inc. (RGL.TO) which issued 4m shares at a price of $70.34 for gross proceeds of $281.36m in an offering led by Goldman, Sachs & Co.

The CFB also tracked five amendments and two cancellations to placements published at the end of the weekly report. To date, there have been 381 weekly reports created by CFB; backdated reports can be obtained by subscribers.

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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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