Lundin Mining Will Sell Remaining Specialty Cobalt Business
Jervois will acquire 100% of Freeport Cobalt for $85 million in cash and Jervois shares, plus working capital to be determined at closing. In addition, Lundin Mining and its partners will have the right to receive up to $40 million in contingent cash consideration based on the future performance of the business.
Under the terms of the agreement, the consideration at closing may include up to 9.9% of Jervois shares. Assuming a full allotment of shares, Lundin Mining currently estimates its net share of the proceeds, excluding contingent consideration, would approximate $42 million cash plus its pro-rata 24% share of up to 9.9% of Jervois shares.
The transaction is subject to the completion of Jervois financing and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter.