Memery Crystal advises Yamana Gold on London dual-listing
Published by Jessica Casey,
Global Mining Review,
Memery Crystal has announced that is has advised NYSE/TSX-listed Yamana Gold on the admission of its shares to trading on the standard segment of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The listing comes after a successful year for Memery Crystal, as the leading advisor on dual-listings of natural resources companies for 2019.
Yamana Gold is one of Canada’s largest gold producers with land positions throughout the Americas, including Canada, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Its entrance to the market is the second biggest listing by market cap (£4.3 billion) of 2020, with the company now one of the LSE’s biggest pure-play senior gold producers by revenue.
The listing will provide UK and European investors with exposure to gold from the Americas, while enhancing the company’s liquidity and access to the large pools of equity capital available in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The company currently produces close to 1 million oz/yr of gold.
The Memery Crystal team was led by Partner Kieran Stone, supported by Senior Associate Robert Black and Solicitor Harry Roe.
Partner, Kieran Stone, commented: “We’re extremely pleased that this day has come for Yamana Gold and proud of how smoothly the listing process ran, from initial discussions through to today’s announcement.
“It’s a real vote of confidence in London and the UK that companies of this size and nature continue to choose the LSE over others. As one of the largest gold mining companies now on the LSE, Yamana Gold is a much-anticipated addition to the market for investors. We were delighted to bring our expertise to a company of this size and prominence.
“The last 18 months have been an exciting, busy time for Memery Crystal for dual listings, building further on our years of natural resources law experience. Our clients (including Pure Gold, Taseko Mines, Valuera Energy and VAALCO Energy) together made up 60% of the natural resources London listings in 2019, making Memery Crystal one of the pre-eminent providers of legal advice for companies looking to list in London. Since listing, we have seen our clients benefit from increased liquidity and share price, which demonstrates the ability of international companies to access London’s broad pool of capital.”
Daniel Racine, President and CEO of Yamana Gold, commented: “We are excited to begin trading on the LSE and offer UK and European investors exposure to a pure-play senior gold producer with a high-quality asset portfolio in mining-friendly jurisdictions in the Americas. It was a pleasure to work with Kieran and the rest of the Memery Crystal team who ensured that the whole listing process ran smoothly, efficiently and in accordance with our timetable. Their experience in the mining sector and in particular dual-listings of TSX-listed companies is unrivalled, and we would highly recommend their services.”
Read the article online at: https://www.globalminingreview.com/finance-business/13102020/memery-crystal-advises-yamana-gold-on-london-dual-listing/
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