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Deals by foreign buyers near $40-billion, set to eclipse last year’s pace – by Jeffrey Jones (Globe and Mail – August 6, 2019)

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Acquisitions in Canada by foreign buyers are already approaching the dollar value for all of 2018, as confidence in the economy trumps rising global trade tension and a dearth of deals in the oil patch.

Deals announced in the first half of 2019 topped $39.3-billion, only slightly less than the $40.2-billion worth of deals in all of 2018, a year considered to have been brisk for deal-making by foreigners, according to figures from the law firm Torys LLP.

Based on announced transactions and those the firm knows are being discussed, it is shaping up to be a strong year, though it is too early to predict a record, said Cornell Wright, co-head of Torys’ mergers and acquisitions practice. Continue Reading →

Mega-merger hurdles at Newmont Goldcorp hit gold miner’s profit – by Danielle Bochove (Bloomberg News – July 25, 2019)

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The world’s largest gold miner is experiencing some growing pains as it tries to integrate a slew of new assets from its recently completed mega-merger.

Newmont Goldcorp Corp.’s () shares fell after it posted an adjusted profit that was about half what analysts were expecting in a messy second quarter that included its merger with Goldcorp Inc. and the start of a new joint venture with rival Barrick Gold Corp. () in Nevada.

Although there have been “no surprises” in the acquired Goldcorp assets, underinvestment has been an issue throughout the portfolio, Newmont President Tom Palmer told analysts Thursday on an earnings call. “There was not the work done on exploration, there wasn’t the work done on development, and that’s absolutely fundamental in either an open pit or an underground mine.” Continue Reading →

Barrick and Newmont Goldcorp launch Nevada Gold Mines (Mining Technology – July 2, 2019)

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Barrick Gold and Newmont Goldcorp have concluded a transaction establishing Nevada Gold Mines. Canadian mining company Barrick Gold will own 61.5% of the new company, while Newmont takes the remaining 38.5%.

The joint venture (JV) assets in North-eastern Nevada comprise ten underground and 12 open pit mines, two autoclave facilities and two roasting facilities. It also consists of four oxide mills, a flotation plant and five heap leach facilities.

Barrick Gold president and CEO Mark Bristow said: “The establishment of Nevada Gold Mines was designed to combine arguably the industry’s best assets and people in order to deliver the best value to stakeholders. Continue Reading →

Gold giants battling to lure back investors who fled industry – by Danielle Bochove and Thomas Biesheuvel (Bloomberg/Toronto Star – June 9, 2019)

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What’s better than GOLD? In the wake of two mega-mergers that have reset the gold industry, one small detail has delighted Mark Bristow, Barrick Gold Corp.’s chief executive officer: his company’s ability to secure the rights to trade its stock under the ticker GOLD in New York.

Barrick and newly merged Newmont Goldcorp Corp. are in a race to lure back generalist investors who fled the gold sector years ago. While Newmont has the advantage of size — it’s bigger by market capitalization and production — having the ticker GOLD certainly can’t hurt in the fight for brand recognition.

“If you want to be relevant in this world, you’ve got to attract a broader base of investors,” Bristow said in a phone interview Thursday. “A combination of the GOLD, and revitalizing the Barrick brand itself, is an exciting thing.” Continue Reading →

Nevada’s Mackay, Newmont partnership 50 years old – by Adella Harding (Elko Daily Free Press – June 6, 2019)

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A partnership between the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno and Newmont Goldcorp is marking its golden anniversary of helping students, the Mackay School, the mining industry and Newmont recruitment all these years.

“Both Newmont and Mackay get something out of the partnership,” said Melissa Harmon, general manager of Newmont’s Twin Creeks Mine in Humboldt County.

Newmont has donated an estimated $8 million to the Mackay School and UNR since 1969, Harmon said. Newmont also was the first mining company to reach the philanthropist level in 2011 for giving $5 million to the university. Continue Reading →

UPDATE 2-Newmont Goldcorp suspends Peñasquito mine operations in Mexico due to blockade – by Nichola Saminather (Reuters U.K. – April 29, 2019)

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April 29 (Reuters) – Newmont Goldcorp Corp said on Monday it plans to suspend operations temporarily at its Peñasquito mine in Mexico due to a blockade by a trucking contractor and some members of the Cedros community.

The open-pit mine, in northern Zacatecas state, produced 272,000 ounces of gold in 2018, company figures show. It accounts for about 17 percent of Newmont Goldcorp’s net asset value, according to Scotiabank.

The blockade began on March 27, the company said in a statement, adding that it was working with Mexican authorities to resolve the issue. Continue Reading →

Newmont beats expectations, but mum on Goldcorp results – by Niall McGee (Globe and Mail – April 26, 2019)

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Newmont Goldcorp Corp. has topped earnings expectations just days after taking the crown as the world’s biggest gold company, but mine disruptions are leaving analysts with some unanswered questions.

Last week, Colorado-based Newmont Goldcorp – formerly Newmont Mining Corp. – closed its US$10-billion acquisition of Vancouver-based Goldcorp Inc. The deal vaulted Newmont Goldcorp ahead of Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp., making it the biggest gold miner by production, value and reserves.

As part of the deal, Newmont Goldcorp acquired a suite of new mines and development projects across North and South America. Newmont Goldcorp previously said the combination should lead to cost savings of US$365-million a year. Continue Reading →

What could Newmont Mining’s $14b merger with Goldcorp mean for Australian gold mines? – by Matt Brann (Australian Broadcasting Corporation – April 24, 2019)

 

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Two of the world’s biggest gold mining companies have merged in a $US10 billion ($14.2 billion) deal, which some analysts are tipping will have ramifications for gold mines in Australia.

Newmont Mining has finalised its merger with the Canadian based Goldcorp to become, it said, the world’s leading gold business with an unmatched portfolio of assets, prospects and talent. In a video statement from the company now known as Newmont Goldcorp, it said, “we’re not looking to be the biggest, we’re determined to be the best”.

Newmont Goldcorp is on track to become the world’s biggest gold producer, but the ABC understands the title is currently held by Barrick-Randgold, another mega gold-mining merger which occurred earlier this year. Continue Reading →

NEWS RELEASE: Newmont and Goldcorp Successfully Create World’s Leading Gold Company (April 18, 2019)

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (NYSE: NEM, TSX: NGT) (Newmont Goldcorp or the Company) today announced the successful conclusion of its transaction combining Newmont Mining Corporation and Goldcorp Inc. to form the world’s leading gold business.

The resulting company features an unmatched portfolio of assets, prospects and talent. This portfolio includes long-life operations and profitable expansion and exploration options in some of the world’s most favorable mining jurisdictions. Newmont Goldcorp will also offer investors the highest annual dividend and the largest Reserves and Resources per share among senior gold producers.

“We’ve met our goal to become the world’s leading gold business, and we’ll maintain that position by executing our winning strategy,” said Gary J. Goldberg, Chief Executive Officer. “That strategy focuses on constantly improving safety and efficiency at our current operations while we continue to invest in expansions and exploration to fuel next generation production. An equally important part of that strategy is to meet stakeholders’ expectations by continuing to lead the sector in value creation and sustainability performance.” Continue Reading →

Newmont shareholders back Goldcorp takeover; deal expected to close later this quarter – by Niall McGee (Globe and Mail – April 12, 2019)

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Newmont Mining Corp. shareholders have voted resoundingly in favour of the company’s US$10-billion acquisition of Vancouver’s Goldcorp Inc., removing the last major obstacle to one of the biggest deals ever in the gold sector.

Shareholders on Thursday voted more than 98 per cent in favour of the transaction. A week ago, Goldcorp shareholders also voted in favour of the deal.

The transaction, expected to close later this quarter, means Colorado-based Newmont will bypass Toronto’s Barrick Gold Corp. and take the triple crown as biggest gold company in the world by market value, production and reserves. Continue Reading →

Vancouver-based Goldcorp swallowed up in deal to create world’s largest gold miner – by Gabriel Friedman (Financial Post – April 11, 2019)

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Assets across the Americas, Africa and Australia

In a sign of the changes sweeping Canada’s gold mining sector, control of one-time darling Vancouver-based Goldcorp Inc. transferred south of the border on Thursday.

Shareholders of Colorado-based Newmont Mining Inc. voted to approve a US$10 billion purchase of Goldcorp, creating the largest gold company in the world with a market capitalization of roughly US$29 billion.

Analysts have long predicted there would be consolidation in the gold industry and the merger was first announced in January, just weeks after Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp. completed its US$6 billion acquisition of Randgold Resources Ltd. Continue Reading →

Newmont Bondholder Revolt May Put Barrick on Hook for Debt – by Molly Smith and Danielle Bochove (Bloomberg News – April 10, 2019)

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Barrick Gold Corp. could find itself partially liable for $600 million in additional debt if some Newmont Mining Corp. bondholders have their way.

The creditors are trying to block an amendment Newmont is seeking for a large tranche of notes associated with its operations in Nevada, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The change would prevent liability for those bonds from shifting to Barrick after the companies’ recently announced joint venture in the state is completed.

A majority of holders of Newmont’s $600 million of bonds due 2035 have organized and submitted their rejection to the proposed change, the people said, asking not to be identified as the discussions are private. Continue Reading →

Goldcorp shareholders approve US$10-billion acquisition by Newmont – by Niall McGee (Globe and Mail – April 5, 2019)

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Goldcorp Inc. shareholders have voted decisively in favour of the company’s US$10-billion acquisition by Newmont Mining Corp., removing one more roadblock in what would be one of the biggest deals in the history of the gold sector.

Shareholders met in Vancouver on Thursday with more than 97 per cent voting in favour. The threshold for a successful outcome was at least two thirds of votes cast.

On April 11, Newmont shareholders will weigh in on the transaction in what will be the final major hurdle. Goldcorp shares rose by 1.8 per cent on Thursday to close at $15.63 apiece on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Continue Reading →

Wrestle mania: inside the Goldcorp-Newmont-Barrick mega deal – by Heidi Vella (Mining Technology – April 2, 2019)

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As Newmont Mining continues to proceed with its $10bn takeover deal of gold-miner Goldcorp, in a shock move, rival Barrick Gold instigated a hostile $18bn takeover bid of Newmont. Heidi Vella takes a look at the potential combinations and their possible impact on the North American gold mining sector.

As 2019 kicked-off, Colorado-based Newmont and Canadian-based Goldcorp announced the two companies had struck a deal to merge, in a move that would see them become one of the biggest mining firms in the world. The following month, the firms’ consolidation overcame its first hurdle after it was approved by both Canadian and Korean regulators.

However, in a surprise move in February, Newmont received an acquisition proposal from Canadian-based mining behemoth Barrick – one of the largest gold mining companies in the world. Continue Reading →

Newmont, under pressure over Goldcorp deal, offers dividend to shareholders – by Niall McGee and Rachelle Younglai (Globe and Mail – March 26, 2019)

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Newmont Mining Corp. plans to pay its shareholders a one-time dividend worth US$470-million after a number of its biggest investors pushed for the giant miner to redo the terms of its US$10-billion takeover of Goldcorp Inc.

The sweetener makes it more likely that Colorado-based Newmont will win support from its shareholders, who are set to vote on the transaction in a couple of weeks. If Newmont succeeds, it will bypass Barrick Gold Corp. and become the biggest gold company in the world by market value, production and reserves.

In January, Newmont announced a friendly deal buy Goldcorp in a mostly stock transaction, at a premium of 17 per cent. But some Newmont investors argued the offer was too high considering Goldcorp’s poor past performance. Continue Reading →