The Electrum Strategic Opportunities Fund has increased its interest in Nickel Creek Platinum (TSX: NPC; US-OTC: NCPCF) to 33.88% following the closure of the second tranche of a private placement.
The mining-focussed private equity fund based in New York is part of the Electrum Group founded by billionaire Thomas Kaplan.
The fund purchased nearly 21 million units at a price of 5¢ per unit, raising $1.1 million of Nickel Creek’s total equity raise of $1.53 million.
Each unit comprises one common share in the company and one common share purchase warrant, with each warrant exercisable into one common share for 10¢ per share for a period five years from the date of issuance.
“Electrum was also involved in the first tranche of the financing and because they owned around 26% of the company, they are considered an insider to the company,” Diane Garrett, the company’s president and CEO, said in an interview.