Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note that Bacanora Lithium plc (AIM: BCN), the London-listed lithium company, has today announced a S$150 million senior debt facility with RK Mine Finance (“RK”), a leading specialist in the provision of senior debt capital to mining companies, for the development of Stage 1 of the Sonora Lithium Project in Mexico, an initial 17,500tpa lithium carbonate (“Li2CO3”) operation.
Furthermore the Cadence team note the Bacanora’s comments that the competitive terms of the RK Facility provide further validation of the quality of Sonora’s battery grade (+99.5%) Li2CO3 product and its potential to become a leading supplier of high value lithium products to fast-growing industries such as electric vehicles and energy storage.
- US$150 million senior debt facility secured with leading specialist finance provider at competitive rates
- Follows favourable Feasibility Study which assigned a pre-tax US$1.253 billion NPV8 to the Sonora Lithium Project
- Advanced discussions with off-take partner and other strategic investors to complete the proposed Stage 1 development funding package
Bacanora is a lithium exploration and development company. Cadence has an approximately 8% of Bacanora’s equity and 30% of Mexalit and Megalit joint venture companies. Mexalit is the owner of the El Sauz, El Sauz 1, El Sauz 2, Fleur and Fleur 1 mineral concessions, which forms part of the Sonora Lithium Project in Northern Mexico.
Link to the full Bacanora announcement here: https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/BCN/13706249.html
Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: ‘On behalf of myself and the Cadence team, we are genuinely excited that Bacanora have secured a senior debt funding package of this size.”
“Bacanora’s CEO Peter Secker rightly points out the relative dearth of debt facilities across the junior resource space in recent years, and the fact that the facilities have been secured on such favourable terms provides absolute validation of the quality and longevity of the Sonora Lithium project.”
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Kiran Morzaria B.Eng. (ACSM), MBA, has reviewed and approved the information contained in this announcement. Kiran holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Geology) from the Camborne School of Mines and an MBA (Finance) from CASS Business School.
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