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Stornoway lands $944M financing agreement to build Renard diamond mine

Stornoway Diamond (TSX: SWY) has lined up a $944-million financing deal to build its Renard diamond mine in Quebec.
Apr 10, 2014 4:25PM


Why private equity's mining shopping spree hasn't yet begun

While there’s been a lot of news over the past couple of years about private equity firms and all the billions of dollars they’re raising to invest in the mining sector, there haven’t been all that many deals announced.
Apr 7, 2014 3:00PM


John Kaiser: Opportunities and pitfalls in the junior mining sector

While financing is still extremely difficult to get for exploration companies, John Kaiser, editor of Kaiser Research Online, says that it’s actually a good time to look at junior miners.
Mar 31, 2014 1:20PM


Private equity firm Denham Capital takes people-first approach to mining

Private equity firm Denham Capital has invested in four mining ventures in South America and Africa since 2008, and is close to signing a fifth deal, this one with a team in Australia.
Mar 24, 2014 3:19PM


Why building a mine on budget is so rare

There is a well-established history of capital cost overruns in the mining industry stretching back at least 50 years, mining analyst Christopher Haubrich told the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference in...
Mar 14, 2014 4:18PM


Mickey Fulp: Why copper is a problem

In the short term, Mickey Fulp, the editor of the Mercenary Geologist newsletter, says he isn't expecting any big moves up in copper.
Mar 13, 2014 5:06PM


Brent Cook: Issues remain for gold miners, despite the market rebound

Since recent lows in mid-December, gold miners and juniors have enjoyed a market rebound, raising hopes that the beleaguered sector is finally on an uptrend again.
Mar 12, 2014 11:45AM


More disciplined M&A on tap for gold miners in 2014

When the market was hot from 2010 through 2012, mid-tier Alamos Gold (TSX: AGI; NYSE: AGI) stayed on the sidelines of an otherwise active M&A scene because valuations for companies were “through the roof,” says the...
Mar 10, 2014 2:58PM


Short-term investment focus has to go, Franco-Nevada's Harquail tells PDAC

David Harquail, president and CEO of gold royalty company Franco-Nevada (TSX:FNV; NYSE: FNV), first started coming to the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention when he was a kid in the '60s. His job was to transport rye...
Mar 3, 2014 8:00AM


Rough and tumble M&A: Watch for more hostile bids, distressed M&A this year

The days of mining companies being offered fat premiums by potential buyers are but a distant dream to shareholders.
Feb 28, 2014 11:00AM


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