Monday, August 30, 2010

Columbus Energy sold its 5% stake in BVI-registered Columbus Oil and Gas

Canada-based company Columbus Energy Limited entered into agreement according to which it sells its interest in British Virgin Islands-registered company Columbus Oil and Gas to Robert Charles Laslett, for a cash payment of US$42,500 and US$2,975,000 in royalty payments. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval.

Columbus Energy Limited was the owner of 5% interest in Columbus Oil and Gas, which was purchased in July 2007 for cash payment of US$1,100,000, and Mr. Laslett is the majority shareholder in the BVI company. Columbus Oil and Gas (BVI) has a 100% interest in Columbus (Tunisia) Oil and Gas, Inc. incorporated under the Tunisia law.

Monday, August 23, 2010

SinoCoking's subsidiary enters into agreement with two mining companies in Henan Province

SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries, Inc., coal and coke processor in central China, making its operations through its British Virgin Islands-registered subsidiary Top Favour Limited, announced that its subsidiary Pingdingshan Hongli Coal & Coke Co., Ltd. entered into materially definitive agrement to acquire 60 per cent of equity interest of mining companies Baofeng Shuangrui Coal Co., Ltd. and Baofeng Xingsheng Coal Co., Ltd. The coalmines operated by these companies are located in Baofeng County, Henan Province. Total consideration of agreements is approximately US$12.4 million.

Under the terms of the agreements, SinoCoking Coal's subsidiary will pay the owners of each company an aggregate purchase price of US$6.2 million in cash, of which approximately US$1.5 million was a refundable deposit to examine the financials, licenses, and reserve data. Pingdingshan Hongli will keep current management and staff of both mining companies, and does not have plans to expand their production capacity, which eliminates the need for additional capital expenditures. The company will evaluate purchasing the remaining 40% minority interests in the future.

Mr. Jianhua Lv, Chairman and CEO of SinoCoking and the owner of Pingdingshan Hongli, said that the company is planning to continue to leverage its status as a coalmine consolidator in Henan Province, and expects to announce additional acquisitions in the quarter ending December 31, 2010.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

GMR Energy Limited raises its holding in Homeland through the Rights Offering

BVI-registered Homeland Energy Group Ltd., a coal producer focused on exploration and development in South Africa, concluded its Rights Offering which was announced in June 2010. The company issued a total of 169,088,393 common shares for total proceeds of $8,454,419.65.
BVI company's largest shareholder, GMR Energy Limited, acquired total amount of 159,862,800 common shares. As a result of this transaction, GMR became the holder of 263,119,895 common shares of Homeland Energy, which represent approximately 55.84% of its common shares. GMR's subsidiary Crossridge Investments Limited owns and controls 30,096,012 common shares of the company. So, after the transaction both GMR and Crossridge hold an aggregate amount of 293,215,907 common shares of Homeland Energy, which represent 62.22% of its common shares.
According to the press release, GMR has acquired the shares for long term investment purposes, and currently does not intend to acquire ownership or control of any additional shares of the BVI company.
The proceeds of the Rights Offering will be used to repay the $7,993,140 loan made by GMR's subsidiary, and for general working capital.

Friday, August 6, 2010

KCC Capital exploration enters into LOI with BVI company

Canada-based capital pool company KCC Capital Corporation, incorporated on August 2, 2007 and publicly listed on January 31, 2008, entered into a letter of intent with British Virgin Islands-registered company Feng Prosperous International Limited. KCC Capital's Qualifying Transaction relates to the acquisition of a private Chinese company Shenyang Lufeng Foodstuff Co., Ltd. (through its holding company), a private HK-based company Lufeng Development Limited, and its holding company - British Virgin Islands private company Lufeng International Limited.

Lufeng companies are working in the Chinese food industry, and are principally engaged in raising, slaughtering and processing of beef cattle, as well as the production, sale, marketing, distribution and export of beef products, mainly in the city of Shenyang, Liaoning province of China. The companies also export products to the Middle East region.

Under the terms of the acquisition transaction, KCC will acquire control of Lufeng, for a consideration of such number of common shares that represents 97.12% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Canadian company, after completion of the acquisition. The consideration will be settled between the parties prior to executing the definitive agreement for the acquisition based on the fact that the current KCC shareholders will own approximately 2.88% of Lufeng.

Also, KCC will complete a concurrent offering prior to the closing of the transaction. It is expected that the company will complete a share consolidation prior to the closing of the concurrent offering, as a result of which company's shareholders will hold approximately 575,868 common shares immediately prior to the acquisition, and that the existing holders of company options will hold options to acquire approximately 64,953 common shares of the Company at an exercise price of approximately CAN$1.493 per share.

KCC Capital will re-domicile from British Columbia to the Cayman Islands or other jurisdiction prior to completion of the acquisition transaction.