Transactions

Since its inception in 2002, Argent Partners has advised on announced transactions in the mining and metals processing sector with an aggregate deal value in excess of USD3 billion, including:

Client Value Transaction
Belgium USDm 21 Peru

Sale of the Contonga polymetallic mine in Peru to Glencore

Switzerland
Belgium USDm 12 Peru

Sale of the Coricancha polymetallic mine in Peru to Great Panther Silver

Canada
Belgium USDm 39 Chile

Sale of El Toqui polymetallic mine in Chile to Laguna Gold

Australia
Peru USDm 505 Peru

Acquisition of a 70% interest in the Mina Justa copper project in Peru from Hong Kong listed CST Mining

Hong Kong
Belgium USDm 39 Peru

Acquisition of Minera Huallanca, the owner of the Contonga and Pucarrajo polymetallic mines in Peru

Brazil USDm 390 Brazil

Sale of the Salinas iron ore project in Brazil to Hong Kong listed Honbridge Holdings

Hong Kong
South Africa USDm 300 South Africa

Financial advice with respect to the Cullinan Diamond Mine and corporate capital raising

Peru BRLm 850 Brazil

Acquisition of Taboca and Mamoré, the Brazilian tin mining and refining business of Paranapanema

Brazil
United States BRLm 81 Brazil

Acquisition of Camargo Corrêa Metais from Camargo Corrêa

Brazil
United Kingdom EURm 330 European Union

Sale of B.U.S. Group, the European steel plant dust and stainless steel fines recycling business, to Befesa Medio Ambiente

Spain
Canada USDm 317 South Africa

Financial advice with respect to strategic alternatives in the period leading up to Admission to AIM and listing on TSX

United Kingdom Canada

Joint venture with Inco to explore for, develop and process low sulphide PGM-rich deposits in the Sudbury Basin

Canada
United Kingdom USDm 27 Tanzania

Financial advice with respect to Admission to AIM

United Kingdom Confidential European Union

Acquisition of the steel plant dust and stainless steel fines recycling businesses of B.U.S. Steel Services, ScanDust and B.U.S. Valera from AGOR

Germany
Panama Confidential Argentina and Bolivia

Sale of Bolivian and Argentinean base metal assets to Glencore International

Switzerland
Brazil USDm 210 Peru

Acquisition of a 99% interest in the Cajamarquilla zinc refinery in Peru from Teck Cominco and Marubeni Corporation

Canada and Japan