On December 1, 2010, China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. (“China Gold”), a British Columbia company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, completed a multi-stage transaction consisting of a US$309 million public offering of common shares, a listing of its common shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and a US$742.3 million acquisition of Skyland Mining Limited, a private company that owns the Jiama polymetallic mining property in Tibet. The global offering was underwritten by a syndicate led by Citigroup Global Markets Asia Inc., with BOC International Holdings Limited acting as joint book runner and joint lead manager.
China Gold was represented by Goodmans LLP, with a team that included David Redford, Jonathan O'Connor and Alan Bowman (tax), as well as assistance from Paul Goldman, Alex Bayer and Matthew Kirk.
The underwriters were represented by Lang Michener LLP in Canada, with a team that included Stephen Wortley, Michael Taylor and Erica Weiss, as well as assistance from Peter Botz (tax) and Amandeep Sandhu.
Counsel to the special committee of the Board of Directors of China Gold formed as part of the acquisition was Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, led by Peter O'Callaghan and James Chen.
Hong Kong and US Counsel for China Gold was Morrison & Foerster LLP, with a team led by Ven Tan and Gregory Wang.
Hong Kong and US Counsel for the underwriters was Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, with a team that included Dominic Tsun, Robert Wray and Vivien Kwong.