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B2Gold strikes $570m accord to buy Papillon Resources

By: Henry Lazenby Canadian miner B2Gold on Tuesday announced that it had struck an agreement with ASX-listed Papillon Resources which would see the companies merge in an all-scrip deal valued at about $570-million. The deal would give B2Gold access to Papillon’s (meaning butterfly in French) Fekola gold deposit in... 

B2Gold Corp buys advanced West African gold project

By: Henry Lazenby Vancouver-based B2Gold has signed a binding agreement to buy TSX-listed Volta Resources, acquiring an advanced gold project and two exploration projects in Burkina Faso. Triple-listed B2Gold on Monday said its offer valued Volta's equity at $63-million, more than double Volta’s recent market value. 

B2Gold to list on the NYSE

By: Henry Lazenby Vancouver-based B2Gold said it would start trading on the NYSE on Thursday to increase its exposure to institutional and retail investors. The company would keep its listing on the TSX under symbol BTO and on the Namibian Stock Exchange under the symbol B2G; however, the company would withdraw... 

B2Gold to buy Auryx for C$160m in cash and shares

By: Matthew Hill Canada’s B2Gold has agreed to buy rival Auryx Gold, which owns a deposit in Namibia, for C$160-million in shares and cash, the companies said on Tuesday. The C$0.88 a share purchase price offered Toronto-listed Auryx shareholders a 74% premium over its closing share price on October 7, and sent... 

Kinross buys B2Gold's right to Kupol exploration licences

By: Liezel Hill Vancouver-based B2Gold will sell its right to an interest in two exploration licence areas surrounding Kinross Gold's Kupol mine to the larger miner, the two companies announced on Friday. Under the terms of a previous agreement, Kinross had committed to secure a 37,5% joint venture interest for... 

Organic, acquisitive growth 'definitely on the cards' for new B2Gold

By: Liezel Hill Vancouver-based B2Gold hopes to expand into an intermediate gold producer and sees an opportunity to serve as a “consolidator” in the junior gold space, president and CEO Clive Johnson said on Tuesday. The exploration and development company already has its sights on gold production of 130 000... 

B2Gold, Central Sun ink binding agreement on tie-up

By: Liezel Hill Canadian junior B2Gold has signed a binding agreement to buy Toronto-based Central Sun Mining in an all-share transaction that values Central Sun at C$66,8-million based on closing prices on January 30. B2Gold will pay 1,28 of its own shares shares for every Central Sun share, which represented... 

Placer Dome to exit Cerro Casale

Placer Dome, Bema Gold and Arizona Star Resources have agreed in principle that Placer Dome will sell its interest in Compania Minera Casale, the company holding the Cerro Casale project, to Bema and Arizona Star in return for contingent payments. 

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