Jaguar, which operates mines in Brazil, rose 8.4 percent to $6.08 at 11:27 a.m. in New York. The shares earlier rose as much as 10.3 percent, the most since Nov. 16.
The company appointed a committee of independent directors to evaluate offers and determine whether a sale would be more desirable than continuing to operate the company, Concord, New Hampshire-based Jaguar said in a statement yesterday.
Shandong Gold, parent of China’s second-largest gold producer by market value, made a $785 million offer to buy Jaguar, two people familiar with the deal said Nov. 16. Jaguar said the same day it had received “proposals” in recent weeks and that it had begun a strategic review to explore its options.
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