Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Nevsun Resources Ltd. - NSU.t

Nevsun Resources Ltd. - NSU.t operates the flagship Bisha Mine in Eritrea, East Africa. The Bisha deposit is a large, high-grade volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) producing Gold, Silver, Copper and Zinc.

Total reserves are about 22mt giving an expected mine life into 2025.

On September 5, 2018 the company released News

Nevsun Resources Ltd. and Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd. have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Zijin will make a takeover bid to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Nevsun for $6 per share in cash. The offer is valued at $1.86-billion ($1.41-billion (U.S.)). The cash consideration of $6 per share represents a premium of 57 per cent over Nevsun's unaffected closing price of $3.82 on May 7, 2018, the day Lundin Mining Corp. first publicly announced its intention to acquire Nevsun.
On July 16, 2018 the company released News

Lundin Mining Corp. intends to make a formal offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Nevsun Resources Ltd. for cash consideration of $4.75 (Canadian) per share. The offer price represents a significant premium of 82 per cent to the closing price of $2.61 (Canadian) on Feb. 6, 2018, the date of the first offer to Nevsun related to Lundin's interest in acquiring Timok. This is a 33-per-cent premium to the closing price of $3.58 (Canadian) per share on the Toronto Stock Exchange as of April 30, 2018, the date of Lundin Mining's previously announced prior proposal to Nevsun, and a 40-per-cent premium to the volume weighted average trading price of $3.35 (Canadian) per share on the TSX over the 20 trading days ended April 30, 2018. The offer price values Nevsun at an equity value of approximately $1.4-billion (Canadian) ($1.1-billion USD).