Canadian Financing Bulletin (CFB) Reports CDN $545.5m in Proposed and $293.7m Closed Financings for the Week of April 08 - April

Canadian Financing Bulletin (CFB) Reports CDN $545.5m in Proposed and $293.7m 
Closed Financings for the Week of April 08 - April 12 
AltaGas Ltd (ALA.TO) raises USD$175m in a bond offering led by BMO
Capital Markets 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/13 -- 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 32 new
proposed placements from the mining, oil/gas (termed metals and
energy in the report) and technology sectors. Of those, 20 were for
mining stocks, eight for oil/gas stocks, and four for technology,
with the total value of new proposals reaching almost $546m. Three of
these placements were designated a 'flow through' issuance and there
were four new debenture offerings. The largest new public proposal
was by Sterling Resources Ltd (SLG.V), which launched a bond offering
consisting of USD$225m of notes with terms not yet determined in a
placement led by Pareto Securities.  
The CFB published term sheets for 40 placements that were closed
during the week. Of these, 30 were for mining stocks, seven for
oil/gas, and three for technology stocks, with the total value of
these closings being almost $294m. None of these placements were
designated 'flow through' issuances and five debenture placements
closed. The largest public closing was by AltaGas Ltd (ALA.TO) which
closed a bond offering consisting of USD$175m worth of LIBOR+ 0.89%,
2yr bonds in a placement led by BMO Capital Markets.  
The CFB also tracked three amendment and two cancellations to
placements published at the end of the weekly report. To date, there
have been over 400 weekly 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,
graphs and other comparative tables that exhibit sophisticated
capital market intelligence. The data in these reports has been read
by thousands of executives, investment advisors, fund managers, and
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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