Australia's Sandfire expands global copper footprint with acquisition of MOD Resources in Botswana

Australia’s Sandfire Resources is to acquire Botswana, Africa-focused copper development and exploration company MOD Resources in a deal worth A$167 million ($116.38 million).

The offer has been made on a share-to-share basis, with 0.0664 Sandfire shares to be offered for each MOD share held, the companies said a joint announcement through the Australian Stock Exchange on Tuesday June 25. MOD shareholders can elect to receive A$0.45 per share, although cash consideration may only make up a maximum of 25% MOD’s value. Sandfire’s acquisition follows a trend of mining companies buying up junior copper exploration companies at a time when prime potential assets for the metal are becoming limited ahead of a...

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Fastmarkets MB staff

June 25, 2019

18:21 GMT

London