THE BOURSE WHISPERER: Cazaly Resources (ASX: CAZ) received a binding Heads of Agreement (HoA) proposal from Mineral Resources (ASX: MIN to purchase the company’s Parker Range iron ore project.
Cazazly had already agreed commercial terms for the sale of its 100 per cent-owned subsidiary, Cazaly Iron Pty Ltd, which holds the tenements that comprise the project, to Gold Valley Iron Pty Ltd.
The agreement with Gold Valley allowed for an initial three-month due diligence exclusivity period, however Cazaly reserved the right to terminate the exclusivity period should it receive another proposal or offer from a third party which is more favourable to Cazaly and its shareholders.
The Mineral Resources deal fit that description.
The unsolicited HoA proposal from Mineral Resources involves a payment of $2 million cash upon completion of the sale; and a royalty of 50 cents for every dry metric tonne of iron ore extracted and removed from the project area the first 10 million dry metric tonnes.
“Cazaly has received a binding Heads of Agreement (HoA) proposal from Mineral Resources which the Board considers to be more favourable to Cazaly and its shareholders and therefore has terminated the exclusivity period with Gold Valley,” Cazaly Resources said in its ASX announcement.
“Following such termination Cazaly has agreed to commercial terms with Mineral Resources for the sale of the assets comprising the project.
“The agreement with Gold Valley remains in place whilst Cazaly evaluates the proposal and its next steps for the sale of the project.
“In the event that Cazaly terminates the agreement with Gold Valley a $250,000 break fee is payable by Cazaly.”