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Fred Pletcher is a partner in the BLG Vancouver office and the national leader of BLG’s Mining Group. He provides practical advice on complex transactions and prides himself on achieving exceptional results for clients. Fred advises public companies and underwriters in connection with mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, continuous disclosure, and general commercial matters. In the mining field, Fred acts for Canadian and international mining companies in acquisitions and dispositions of mines, development projects and exploration properties, joint venture and option agreements, royalty and streaming transactions, expropriations, and NI 43-101 reporting obligations. Fred often advises boards of directors and special committees of public companies. He also has considerable experience in the field of shareholder activism. He frequently speaks and publishes papers on corporate, securities, and mining issues. He is recognized as a leading Canadian practitioner in these areas in numerous Canadian and international ranking publications.
On February 6, 2018, Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (Innergex) completed the acquisition of Alterra Power Corp. (Alterra) by way of an arrangement agreement pursuant to which Innergex acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Alterra for an aggregate consideration of $1.1 billion, including the assumption of Alterra’s debt.
On November 21, 2016, Eldorado Gold Corporation (Eldorado) completed the sale of its respective interest in the White Mountain and Tanjianshan mines and the Eastern Dragon development project in China to an affiliate of Yintai Resources Co. Ltd. (Yintai) for US$600 million in cash, subject to certain closing and post-closing adjustments, pursuant to a share purchase agreement executed on May 16, 2016.
On July 11, 2016, Maverix Metals Inc. and Pan American Silver Corp. closed a plan of arrangement pursuant to which Maverix acquired 13 royalties, precious metals streams and payment agreements from Pan American.
On October 7, 2015, Teck Resources Limited (Teck) and a subsidiary entered into a long-term streaming agreement with Franco-Nevada Corporation (Franco-Nevada) linked to production of silver at the Antamina mine in Peru.
On July 9, 2015, Teck Resources Ltd. (Teck) announced that Compañia Minera Teck Carmen de Andacollo (CDA) entered into a long-term gold offtake agreement with RGLD Gold AG (RGLDAG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Gold, Inc., in respect of production from the Andacollo copper mine in central Chile.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. announced that it acquired Lumina Copper Corp. in a cash and share transaction valued at approximately $470 million. The transaction was carried out by way of a statutory plan of arrangement pursuant to the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia). As a result of completion of the transaction, First Quantum now owns the Taca Taca project in Argentina, one of the world's most promising undeveloped copper deposits.