Canadian Financing Bulletin

Canadian Financing Bulletin

September 14, 2012 18:00 ET

Canadian Financing Bulletin (CFB) Reports Financings and the Toronto Resource Investment Conference Sept 27-8 at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto

Deal Flow Media Presents the Alternative Finance Conference Oct 4-5 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 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 28 new proposed placements from the mining, oil/gas (termed metals and energy in the report) and technology sectors. Of those, 22 were for mining stocks, five for oil/gas stocks, and one for technology, with the total value of new proposals reaching over $454m. Six of these placements were designated a 'flow through' issuance and there were two new debenture offerings. The largest new public proposal was by HudBay Minerals Inc (HBM.TO), which launched a bond offering consisting of $400m worth of 9.5%, eight year bonds, in a brokered placement.

The CFB published term sheets for 35 placements that were closed during the week. Of these, 28 were for mining stocks, three for oil/gas, and four for technology stocks, with the total value of these closings being over $391m. Four of these placements were designated 'flow through' issuances and two debenture placements closed. The largest public closing was by Sandstorm Gold Ltd (SSL.TO) which closed a share offering consisting of 15.0m units (including an overallotment of 1,957,500 untis) at a price of $10 (with a 1/3 warrant attached at a strike of $14) for gross proceeds of $148.2m in a placement led by Cormark Securities.

The CFB also tracked five amendments and one overallotments to placements published at the end of the weekly report. To date, there have been 415 weekly reports created by CFB; backdated reports can be obtained by subscribers.

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About the Toronto Resource Investment Conference:

The annual Toronto Resource Investment Conference back again at the Toronto Sheraton Centre Hotel. Mineral exploration, mid tier producers, mutual fund and bullion, and online research companies will exhibit throughout the two days. Financial experts, newsletter writers, fund managers and analysts will host workshops and keynote sessions where attendees can expect a wealth of knowledge covering, direct investments, speculative investing, macro trends, economic analysis, metals outlooks and investing strategies.

Pre-Register online for free admission or pay $20 at the door.

About Deal Flow Media's Alternative Finance Conference:

DealFlow Media's Alternative Finance Conference taking place October 4 & 5 in Toronto, is a forum for discussion of unconventional sources of capital for Canadian companies. Now more than ever, company management must understand the various deal structures and financing options available to them, along with the complex securities regulations, disclosure, financial reporting requirements, tax and accounting issues. The Alternative Finance Conference addresses the current issues that are most important to them. Attendees will include Canadian company management teams, institutional investors, investment bankers, attorneys, Investor Relations firms, accountants, and other finance professionals. Visit or call DealFlow Media at (516) 876-8006 for information. Public Canadian Companies call for special pricing.

About the CFB and Blender Media:

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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