London, England-based America Mineral Fields Inc. (AMF), a mining company with copper and cobalt mineral interests primarily in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and diamond interests in Angola, filed a final prospectus in Ontario, B.C. and Alberta on September 19, 2003, and completed a public offering in Canada on September 25 of 25.212 million common shares priced at $1.10 per common share, for total gross proceeds of $27,733,200.
Canaccord Capital acted as AMF’s agent in Canada. The company also offered its shares in the U.K. and other European jurisdictions. The company’s existing and issued and outstanding common shares were admitted to trading on AIM under the AMF symbol on September 25, with Canaccord Capital (Europe) also acting as AMF’s nominated advisor and broker in connection with the AIM listing.
AMF was represented in Canada and in the U.K. by Stikeman Elliot LLP in Toronto and London, with a team that included Jay Kellerman and Derek Linfield (securities), Jeffrey Keey (corporate), Maureen Tar and Jeffrey Elliott; and in the U.S. by Gil Cornblum of Dorsey & Witney LLP in Toronto. The Canaccord legal team was led by Robert Brant, Susan Goscoe, Karl Tabbakh, James Channo and Roger Taplin of McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Toronto and London.