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Is Newmont Goldcorp good for North? – by Shane Lasley (Mining News – North of 60 – January 18, 2019)

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he proposed combination of Newmont Mining Corp. and Goldcorp Inc. has raised questions about the future of the companies’ gold assets in the Yukon and investments in other junior mining companies across Canada’s North.

Two of the gold projects in the proposed Newmont Goldcorp pipeline are found in the Yukon – Plateau, a large property being explored by Newmont, and Coffee, a project that is nearing the mine development stage.

Knowing that the combined gold miner plans to shed some of its assets, it is currently unclear whether these projects will fit into the larger company’s pipeline or be put up for sale as part of the effort to slim down. Continue Reading →

Dinner and a golden proposal: How Goldcorp and Newmont came together – by Niall McGee and Rachelle Younglai (Globe and Mail – January 18, 2019)

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When Goldcorp Inc. executives sat down with their counterparts at Newmont Mining Corp. at an upscale restaurant in downtown Vancouver, it was supposed to be a casual get-together. The mid-December dinner had been on their schedules for some time, and was planned simply to build the rapport between the two senior gold mining companies.

Instead, in one of the restaurant’s private dining rooms, Newmont chair Noreen Doyle and chief executive Gary Goldberg told Goldcorp attendees it wanted to acquire the company. The reaction from Goldcorp chair Ian Telfer and CEO David Garofalo was shock.

While Vancouver’s Goldcorp had been exploring the idea of working with Denver-based Newmont for a few years, the idea of a takeover had never come up. However, with Goldcorp’s share price severely beaten down after many strategic blunders, it was vulnerable. In fact, Goldcorp had recently been talking with Australia’s Newcrest Mining Ltd. about a possible takeover of Goldcorp. Continue Reading →

Mystery solved: Why Newmont is offering a mere 2 cents in cash as part of its bid for Goldcorp – by David Milstead (Globe and Mail – January 17 2019)

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It is the mystery of the two cents. When Newmont Mining Corp. said on Monday it will buy Goldcorp Inc. for about $10-billion, swapping its stock for Goldcorp’s, it said it would add 2 US cents per share in cash to the transaction. The tiny little sweetener will cost Newmont just US$17-million.

Why even bother? Robert Willens, a long-time U.S. securities analyst who specializes in matters of taxation, seems to have the answer. Newmont is creating a sizable but little-understood tax benefit for Goldcorp Inc.’s U.S. shareholders that effectively makes its offer more valuable than it appears.

The companies have not addressed the matter. Newmont declined to comment for this story and Goldcorp did not respond to a request. But Mr. Willens told his clients on Tuesday that the structure of the deal makes it taxable for Goldcorp’s U.S. and Canadian shareholders. Usually, companies do everything to avoid that. Continue Reading →

Newmont CEO defends Goldcorp deal amid speculation rival bidders could emerge – Gabriel Friedman (Financial Post – January 16, 2019)

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One analyst downgraded Newmont from outperformer to neutral ‘until the company provides additional clarity on its strategic plans’

Gary Goldberg, chief executive of Colorado-based Newmont Mining Corp., started off Tuesday morning feeling upbeat.

One day after announcing his company’s US$10 billion bid for Vancouver-based Goldcorp Inc., his company’s stock was trading down, again, falling three per cent at one stage on Tuesday, after falling 8.89 per cent on Monday; and now Goldcorp was also trading down more than three per cent.

Reaction to the deal looked decidedly mixed. One analyst was raising questions about the rationale for the deal and another was suggesting the price was too low and Goldcorp could attract other bidders; and yet Goldberg insisted none of it was surprising or unnerving in the slightest. Continue Reading →

Newmont likely to sell a number of Goldcorp’s Canadian mines – by Niall McGee (Globe and Mail – January 16, 2019)

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Newmont Mining Corp.’s acquisition of Goldcorp Inc. will likely result in the sale of a number of the latter’s Canadian mines as the combined company focuses on its best-performing and lowest-cost operations.

On Monday, the Denver-based gold major announced it had reached a friendly deal to acquire Vancouver-based Goldcorp for US$10-billion in a mostly share transaction that will see Newmont’s mine portfolio jump to 20 properties across four continents.

It was the second major deal in the Canadian gold sector in the past few months, with Toronto’s Barrick Gold Corp. recently closing its US$6-billion acquisition of Randgold Resources Ltd. Continue Reading →

Monster Gold-Mining Deals Pile Pressure on Those Left Behind – by Thomas Biesheuvel and Danielle Bochove (Bloomberg News – January 15, 2019)

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Mark Bristow’s tenure as boss of the world’s biggest gold miner might have been short-lived, but his message for smaller rivals just got even more pointed.

“Holy camoly, I missed out on a great opportunity!” is how Bristow described anyone not involved in Barrick Gold Corp.’s purchase of Randgold Resources Ltd. in September. With Newmont Mining Corp. poised to become the No. 1 producer through a $10 billion takeover of Goldcorp Inc. announced Monday, the pressure on those left behind will be even greater.

The two mega deals promise to transform the industry that many investors have shunned due to floundering bullion prices and poor decision making by producers. The newly combined companies are also expected to put several unloved assets up for sale, leaving lots of room for maneuvering by those that missed out on the dealmaking so far. Continue Reading →

Newmont’s Goldcorp Gamble May Need ‘Drastic Surgery’ to Pay Off – by Danielle Bochove, Caleb Mutua and Marvin G. Perez (Bloomberg News/Yahoo – January 15, 2019)

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(Bloomberg) — The cost to create the world’s largest gold company: A 17 percent premium for a $10 billion all-shares acquisition that faces some big-time challenges down the line.

Newmont Mining Corp.’s deal for Goldcorp Inc. stands in stark contrast to the recent zero-premium merger between Barrick Gold Corp. and Randgold Resources. The key question: Why? In October, Goldcorp shares fell to their lowest since 2002 after the miner reported lower output and higher costs than expected. Since then the stock improved only marginally before today.

The merged company will have the world’s largest production and reserve base, and the kind of liquidity and diversified assets required to attract institutional investors, Stephen D. Walker, an analyst with RBC Capital markets, wrote in a research note. Continue Reading →

President Trump can’t stop U.S. coal plants from retiring – by Scott DiSavino (Reuters U.S. – January 14, 2019)

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(Reuters) – More U.S. coal-fired power plants were shut in President Donald Trump’s first two years than were retired in the whole of Barack Obama’s first term, despite the Republican’s efforts to prop up the industry to keep a campaign promise to coal-mining states.

In total, more than 23,400 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired generation were shut in 2017-2018 versus 14,900 MW in 2009-2012, according to data from Reuters and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Trump has tried to roll back rules on climate change and the environment adopted during the Obama administration to fulfill pledges to voters in states like West Virginia and Wyoming. Continue Reading →

Newmont Mining to take over Goldcorp in US$10-billion acquisition deal – by Niall McGee and Rachelle Younglai (Globe and Mail – January 15, 2019)

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Goldcorp Inc. has agreed to a US$10-billion takeover by Newmont Mining Corp. that sees the Vancouver company, once the world’s most valuable gold miner, acquired by a U.S. competitor at a fraction of its peak value.

The Goldcorp takeover is the second big deal in the past few months involving a large Canadian gold company. On Jan. 1, Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp. closed its US$6-billion acquisition of African operator Randgold Resources Ltd.

Now, Newmont is set to surpass Barrick and grab the crown as the world’s largest gold producer by market capitalization, production and reserves. Newmont and Goldcorp will produce 6 to 7 million ounces of gold a year over the next decade, executives said on Monday. The combined stock market capitalization of the new company would be about $35-billion, compared with Barrick’s $29-billion. Continue Reading →

Why the Newmont-Goldcorp blockbuster deal is in sharp contrast to the Barrick-Randgold merger – by Gabriel Friedman (Financial Post – January 15, 2019)

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Newmont has higher a dividend, safer locations than Barrick and will invest in Canada, but its stock still fell. Perhaps copper-gold mining will help it shine

As Newmont Mining Inc.’s chief executive Gary Goldberg hawked a proposed $10 billion all-stock purchase of Vancouver-based Goldcorp to his investors on Monday, he and his team emphasized massive gold production, a focus on mines in the safest jurisdictions in the world and continued investment in Canada.

That drew a stark contrast to chief rival Barrick Gold, which also recently completed a mega-merger, and has reduced its presence in Canada and grown in more risky jurisdictions. “This is not a deal we have to do, it’s a deal we want to do,” Goldberg told investors.

But while Barrick’s share price surged after announcing its deal, Newmont’s stock had declined 8.89 per cent to close at US$31.78 on Monday afternoon. Continue Reading →

Newmont Mining to buy Goldcorp – by Ian Bickis (Canadian Press/Timmins Daily Press – January 15, 2019)

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Newmont Mining Corp. has struck a US$10-billion deal to take over Goldcorp Inc. in a move that will see the U.S.-based mining giant grow even larger while Canada’s mining industry loses a head office.

TORONTO — Newmont Mining Corp. has struck a US$10-billion deal to take over Goldcorp Inc. in a move that will see the U.S.-based mining giant grow even larger while Canada’s mining industry loses a head office.

Colorado-based Newmont will add Vancouver-based Goldcorp’s seven mines in North and South America to its global operations of 12 operating mines to create a company expected to rival or top Barrick Gold as the world’s largest gold producer. “This is not a deal we have to do, this is a deal that we want to do,” Newmont CEO Gary Goldberg told a conference call Monday.

The deal follows Barrick Gold’s US$6.1-billion all-stock takeover of Randgold Resources Ltd. that closed at the start of the year to create a company with a combined 2018 gold production guidance of between 5.8 million and 6.3 million ounces. Continue Reading →

Newmont Deal for Goldcorp Further Erodes Canada’s Gold Clout – by Danielle Bochove and Jacqueline Thorpe (Bloomberg News – January 14, 2019)

 

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Canada’s influence on the global mining industry appears to be shrinking by the day. Perhaps stung by the nationalistic backlash against Barrick Gold Corp.’s merger with Randgold Resources Ltd., Newmont Mining Corp. devoted a big chunk of its news release Monday explaining how its $10 billion offer for Vancouver-based Goldcorp Inc. will help Canada.

But there’s no hiding the fact that the global head office of the world’s largest gold miner will be in Greenwood Village, Colorado, where Newmont is based. Like “New Barrick,” which no longer has its top executives in Canada, Newmont Goldcorp’s incoming chief executive officer and current chairwoman are expected to remain in the U.S.

While some jobs will flow from Nevada to the miner’s new regional base for North America in Vancouver, it’s hard to imagine the influence of that city not waning as a result of the deal. Continue Reading →

Newmont to buy Goldcorp in US$10B mega mining deal – by Thomas Biesheuvel and Elena Mazneva (BNN/Bloomberg News – January 14, 2019)

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Newmont Mining Corp. will buy rival Goldcorp Inc. in a deal valued at US$10 billion, creating the world’s largest gold miner and cementing a return of M&A to the industry.

The transaction comes just three months after Barrick Gold Corp.’s move to buy Randgold Resources Ltd. in a US$5.4 billion transaction, which instantly spurred speculation that rivals would have to respond.

Goldcorp shares surged in U.S. pre-market trading, climbing 13 per cent to US$10.96 as of 6:25 a.m. in New York. Newmont shares slipped 3 per cent.

For the rest of this article: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/newmont-to-buy-goldcorp-in-us-10b-mega-mining-deal-1.1197745

Canada’s Goldcorp to be swallowed by Newmont in $10-billion all-stock deal – by Niall McGee (Globe and Mail – January 14, 2019)

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Canada’s Goldcorp Inc. is being swallowed by United States gold major Newmont Mining Corporation in a friendly all-stock acquisition valued at $10-billion. This is the second huge M&A deal in the global gold sector in the past few months. Barrick Gold Corp. closed its US$6-billion acquisition of Randgold Resources Ltd only a few weeks ago.

The Globe and Mail reported on Friday that Goldcorp was in talks with Newmont as it explored strategic options with its stock trading at a 17-year low. Goldcorp also talked to Australian gold major Newcrest Mining before Christmas about a deal but those talks fell apart.

Goldcorp shareholders will receive 0.328 of a Newmont share for their stock. The 17-per-cent premium being paid is low compared to similar sized acquisitions on a historical basis. When the gold price was trading at much higher levels, takeover premiums in the 30 to 40 per cent range were common in the industry. Continue Reading →

Brian K. G. Meikle (1932 – 2016) – 2019 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Inductee

The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame was conceived by the late Maurice R. Brown, former editor and publisher of The Northern Miner, as a way to recognize and honour the legendary mine finders and builders of a great Canadian industry. The Hall was established in 1988. For more information about the extraordinary individuals who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, please go to their home website: http://mininghalloffame.ca/

The greatest discoveries are transformative, and Brian Meikle is one of only a few modern-era geologists who achieved this pinnacle of success. In the 1960s, he contributed to the discovery and development of the Camflo gold mine in Quebec, and later was part of a talented team that made it a cornerstone of growth for Barrick Gold (formerly American Barrick). In the early 1980s, he recognized the potential of the Mercur gold mine in Utah, which became a key link in the evolution of Barrick.

Meikle’s crowning achievement was the 1986 Goldstrike discovery in Nevada, which grew to approximately 60 million ounces of gold reserves and resources in several deposits. Goldstrike propelled Barrick into the world’s largest gold miner and generated immense wealth that has flowed back to benefit Canadian companies, shareholders and society.

Born in Montreal, Meikle returned to Canada from California as a post-graduate student. He earned an MSc degree (geology) from McGill University in 1955, followed by his PhD in 1959. He was the recipient of McGill’s Logan Gold Medal in 1958, awarded to the graduating student who stands highest in the First Class Honours list in Geology.

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In 1962, Meikle joined Camflo Mines and was instrumental in discoveries that made the mine and the company. He spent 22 years with Camfl o in diverse roles, including mine manager and vicepresident of operations. In 1984, Peter Munk acquired Camflo for American Barrick and also gained a dream technical team to help realize his dream of creating a major gold producer.


(LtoR) Lisa MacDonald, Executive Director, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, presenting the award to Janet Meikle on behalf of Brian Meikle at the Mining Hall of Fame dinner on January 10th. Keith Houghton Photography.

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