Argonaut acted as Financial Advisor to the Takeover of Finders Resources by Eastern Field Developments Limited (EFDL), a special purpose vehicle jointly owned by Procap Partners Limited, PT Saratoga Investama Sedaya Tbk and PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk to acquire shares in Finders Resources, a low-cost copper producing company with an open-pit mining and processing plant of high-grade sulphide deposits in Indonesia. The Takeover proceedings started in 2017 and ended in a Compulsory Acquisition in 2019. The Takeover process revolved around EFDL acquiring the 11% share of Taurus Funds Management Pty Ltd in Finders Resources or making an offer to buy out all shares of Finders Resources.
Eastern Field Developments Limited is a joint venture between Procap Partners Limited, PT Saratoga Investama Sedaya Tbk and PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk. Procap Partners Limited is an offshore Singaporean entity operating as an investment company for telecommunications, infrastructure, mining, and more. T Saratoga Investama Sedaya Tbk is an Indonesian investment company focused on early-stage opportunities in the consumer, infrastructure, and natural resources sectors. PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk is a holding company with operating subsidiaries focused on world-class exploration & mining operations and development projects in Indonesia.
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