Under the terms of the agreement, Voyager Metal’s shareholders will receive one common share of Cerrado Gold’s share for every six Voyager Metal shares held

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Cerrado Gold to fully acquire Voyager Metals. (Credit:Bishnu Sarangi from Pixabay)

Cerrado Gold, a Canada-based gold production, development and exploration company, has agreed to fully acquire Voyager Metals, a mineral exploration company based in Canada.

Under the terms of the agreement, Voyager Metal’s shareholders will receive one common share of Cerrado Gold’s share for every six Voyager Metal shares held. The ratio implies an offer value of C$0.1523 ($0.11) per Voyage Metal share.

With the acquisition, Cerrado Gold will indirectly own full interest in the Mont Sorcier iron and vanadium project in Canada, through a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Located near Chibougamou, Quebec, the Mont Sorcier project is a well-advanced open-pit magnetite iron ore and vanadium mine in a tier-one mining jurisdiction.

According to the preliminary economic assessment completed in September 2022 by Voyager Metals, the Mont Sorcier project is estimated to produce five million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) of iron concentrates over an expected mine life of 21 years.

The project is also expected to have an after-tax net present value (NPV) of $1.6bn and an internal rate of return (IRR) of 43%.

Cerrado Gold said that the Mont Sorcier iron and vanadium project is nearing completion of a bankable feasibility study, which is anticipated by the end of this year.

Cerrado Gold CEO and co-chairman Mark Brennan said: “The addition of the Mont Sorcier project represents a significant opportunity to increase Cerrado’s long-term cash generation, asset life and relevance to the mineral sector.

“Mont Sorcier is expected to be a very high margin, high return project similar to our very robust Monte Do Carmo project.

“In addition, we see tremendous synergies to reduce future equity requirements to develop the company’s assets and this will add significant value to all shareholders of the combined company.”