Canadian Financing Bulletin (CFB) Reports CDN $336.0m in Proposed and $520.8m Closed Financings for the Week of February 19

Canadian Financing Bulletin (CFB) Reports CDN $336.0m in Proposed and $520.8m 
Closed Financings for the Week of February 19-February 22 
Iona Energy Inc (INA.TO) raises US $250m in a credit facility led by
Bank of America Merrill Lynch. 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 -- The
Canadian Financing Bulletin has been a leader in tracking financing
activities of Canadian capital markets in the mining, energy and
technology sectors for over seven years. Our unparalleled service
offers unique insight into small and micro cap stocks, as well as
comprehensive comparative reports detailing the worldwide reach of
Canadian companies in these sectors. With the listings of active
proposed placements, investors and companies that might not otherwise
receive analyst coverage are potentially brought together. As well,
we offer coverage of activity in the bond market for users to be made
aware of lower-risk opportunities.  
In this week's report, the CFB published term sheets for 36 new
proposed placements from the mining, oil/gas (termed metals and
energy in the report) and technology sectors. Of those, 29 were for
mining stocks, four for oil/gas stocks, and three for technology
stocks, with the total value of new proposals reaching almost $336m.
Five of these placements were designated a 'flow through' issuance
and there was one new debenture offering. The largest new public
proposal was by Tourmaline Oil Corp (TOU.TO), which launched a share
offering consisting of 3m shares at a price of $34.25 for gross
proceeds of $102.8m in a placement led by Peters & Co.  
The CFB published term sheets for 48 placements that were closed
during the week. Of these, 38 were for mining stocks, six for
oil/gas, and four for technology stocks, with the total value of
these closings being almost $521m. Four of these placements were
designated 'flow through' issuances and three debenture placements
closed. The largest public closing was by Guyana Goldfields Inc
(GUY.TO) which closed a unit offering consisting of 29.4m shares at a
price of $3.40 for gross proceeds of $100.0m in a placement led by
BMO Capital Markets.  
The CFB also tracked four amendments, one cancellation, and one
overallotment to placements published at the end of the weekly
report. To date, there have been over 400 wee
kly reports created by
CFB; backdated reports can be obtained by subscribers.  
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Since CFB began offering its weekly report over seven years ago, it
has developed other more wide reaching reports that have now been
published. Our quarterly and year-in-review reports provide charts,
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investors from around the world. CFB has also recently begun offering
specialized monthly reports, focusing on individual segments within
the sectors CFB covers (i.e., gold, uranium, oil, etc.). To date,
there have been 181 reports created by CFB; several of these reports
are currently posted on the CFB website.  
As one can see, CFB offers an important perspective into Canadian
capital markets. These markets play a crucial role in the financing
of companies active worldwide in various business sectors,
specifically for natural resources exploration and development.
Canada maintains a leadership role due to a number of factors: 

--  A history of significant natural resources; 
--  Efficient and transparent capital markets; 
--  Strong backing from the investment community; and 
--  Regional clusters of the world's most innovative, organized and
    aggressive exploration and development personnel, in cities like
    Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. 

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