On September 7, enCore Energy Corp. (TSXV: EU) announced an agreement to buy Azarga Uranium Corp. (TSX: AZZ) in a share-for-share exchange agreement. Shareholders of Azarga, a U.S.-focused uranium development company, will receive a minimum of 0.375 shares of the bigger company enCore, a firm with a similar focus, per share held.
The exchange ratio could potentially increase to as high as 0.49 shares if the 15-day VWAP of enCore stock prior to the transaction closing were to weaken from current levels.
The companies cited the opportunity to create a top-tier U.S. uranium in situ recovery (ISR) mining company with a large resource base (90 million pounds of uranium on a Measured & Indicated basis and 9.9 million additional pounds on an Inferred basis) as the key reason for the merger. ISR mines use fluid to recover valuable minerals from the ground without digging and moving giant chunks of earth.
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