Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Afren plc to acquire Black Marlin Energy

Black Marlin Energy Limited, British Virgin Islands-registered company engaged in oil and gas exploration in East Africa, entered into a definitive agreement with Afren plc, providing for the acquisition of Black Marlin by Afren. Upon completion of the arrangement, Black Marlin would become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Afren.

Under the terms of the agreement, each shareholder of Black Marlin will receive 0.3647 of a common share of Afren for each common share of Black Marlin held. The transaction will be completed pursuant to a scheme of arrangement under the laws of the British Virgin Islands. Upon completion, Black Marlin security holders will own approximately 7.9%, and Afren security holders will own approximately 92.1% of the combined company.

It is expected by the companies that the combination will provide many benefits both to Afren and Black Marlin.

Afren plc is an African focused independent oil and gas exploration and production company, having interests and operating in Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria. Afren also has minority exploration interests in Congo Brazzaville and the Joint Development Zone of Nigeria - São Tomé & Príncipe.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

BVI-based City Zone Holdings completed share exchange and closed $10.8 Mln private placement

Anslow + Jaclin, LLP, a securities and corporate law firm providing legal and business expertise for its domestic and international clients and focused on representation of public companies listed on US stock exchanges, represented British Virgin Islands-registered company City Zone Holdings Limited in a reverse acquisition of Eco Building International, Inc., and simultaneous financing transaction. By terms of this transaction, the BVI company became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eco Building, which received full stock of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of City Zone Holdings.

At the same time, City Zone Holdings Limited closed a private placement, consisting of convertible preferred shares and warrants on the amount of approximately US$8.21mln. The BVI company was also advised by Anslow + Jaclin on the second closing for additional amount of approximately $2.59 million. The aggregate aggregate financing made approximately $10.8 million.

City Zone Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, is an emerging organic and non-rganic agricultural products distributor in the Shanxi Province of China. The company is engaged in procuring, processing, marketing and distributing various grain and corn products.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pansoft acquires full stock of Beijing ITLamp Technology

Pansoft Company Limited, a British Virgin Islands-registered provider of software ERP solutions and on-demand customized services for oil and gas industry in China, announced that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 100 per cent equities of Beijing ITLamp Technology Co., Ltd., for approximately US$3.07 mln. US$1.17 mln of this sum will be paid in cash and the balance in restricted Company stock (approximately US$1.90 mln).

The purchased company is an IT solution and service provider servicing oil companies with digital desktop office platform, material supply system, analytical and test system. ITLamp has developed over 20 software programs in different areas of the oilfield operations. The major customer of ITLamp is PetroChina Tarim Oilfield Company.

According to Pansoft's announcement, the BVI company will leverage ITLamp's customer base and solutions to increase its presence in the oilfield market segment. Also, ITLamp's core proprietary technologies will be combined with Pansoft's solution portfolio and technology platform, and provide higher quality services and more comprehensive solutions to its clients.

Hugh Wang, Chairman of BVI company's Board, said that, following the acquisition of Hongao Power's technology and service, Pansoft reached another important milestone in its expansion plan for 2010 with the acquisiton of ITLamp.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Orsu Metals Corporation to buy full stock of BVI-registered Eildon Enterprises Limited

Orsu Metals Corporation, London-based precious and base metals exploration and development company, announced that it has signed a binding sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of another 24.73 per cent interest in the Karchiga Project, by purchasing the remaining outstanding shares of Eildon Enterprises Limited.

Eildon Enterprises is a British Virgin Islands-registered company, which is the owner of a 94.75 per cent interest in GRK MLD LLC. MLD is the holder of the contract relating to the Karchiga volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit in Kazakhstan granted by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2007 and valid until 2022.

Orsu Metals currently owns 73.9 per cent of the share capital of Eildon Enterprises, representing 70.02 per cent in MLD. Upon the completion of the acquisition Orsu will become the full owner of the BVI corporation; 100 per cent in Eildon will represent 94.75 per cent of MLD and its interest in the Project.

The proposed acquisition deal is proposed to be completed during the third quarter of 2010. The purchase price of the remaining 26.1 per cent interest in Eildon is US$6,187,500, to be paid in cash at the closing of the transaction.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Siva Group through BVI company acquired 23.5 percent of Nordic Tankers

Nordic Tankers A/S, the Danish shipping company headquartered in Copenhagen and listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange, issued a major shareholder announcement, reporting that SIVA Group have informed Nordic Tankers that through the British Virgin Islands-registered company Broadcourt Investments Limited, and Siva Shipping Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore have acquired total amount of 8,862,173 shares in Nordic Tankers A/S. By this acquisition, the company will indirectly hold 23.47 per cent of the share capital and the voting rights in Nordic Tankers A/S.

Also, Siva Group informed that the shares held by the BVI company Broadcourt Investments, within the few days will be transferred to Siva Shipping Singapore Pte Ltd.