Canadian Financing Bulletin

Canadian Financing Bulletin

December 06, 2011 20:05 ET

Canadian Financing Bulletin (CFB) Reports CDN $575.4m in Proposed and $794.9m Closed Financings for the Week of November 28-December 02

Vermillion Energy Inc (VET.TO) raises 263.1m in share offering led by BMO Capital Markets

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 6, 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 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 56 new proposed placements from the mining, oil/gas (termed metals and energy in the report) and technology sectors. Of those, 57 were for mining stocks, 17 for oil/gas stocks, and two for technology stocks, with the total value of new proposals reaching over $545m. 19 of these placements were designated a 'flow through' issuance and there was one new debenture offering. The largest new public proposal was by Karnalyte Resources Inc. (KRN.TO), which launched a share offering consisting of 8.65m shares at a price of $13.30 for gross proceeds of over $115m in a placement led by BMO Capital Markets.

The CFB published term sheets for 82 placements that were closed during the week. Of these, 57 were for mining stocks, 20 for oil/gas, and five for technology stocks, with the total value of these closings being almost $795m. 27 of these placements were designated 'flow through' issuances and one debenture placement closed. The largest public closing was by Vermilion Energy Inc. (VET.TO) which issued 5.37m shares (including a 265,000 share overallotment) at a price of $49 in an offering led by BMO Capital Markets.

The CFB also tracked three amendments to placements and six overallotments, published at the end of the weekly report. To date, there have been 375 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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