Category: B2Gold
16 Posts
POSTED ON January 27, 2015 BY Andrew Nelson

Clive Johnson is one of very few mining entrepreneurs to have grown an exploration venture into a billion dollar market cap gold producer, not once but twice. He said it was an accident he ended up in the mining business, but Johnson’s first venture Bema Gold, was no accident after it was sold for CAD $3.5B to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 14, 2014 BY James Fraser

B2Gold (BTO.T) has been extremely busy over the last several years acquiring companies and growing production. And management at the company is known in the industry for bringing mines into production on time and on budget. However, quarterly results for B2Gold were reported today and reactions were mixed as the company moves into a big growth… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 31, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

For those that haven’t had access to the internet or TV today, the West African country of Burkina Faso’s government has collapsed and is essentially in complete disarray. After a day of violent protests, the military seized power and effectively dissolved the country’s parliament. This is a surprise, coming out of one of the more… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 13, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

While B2Gold’s evaluations team has been busy with their purchase of Papillon Resources for $570 million worth of stock, the team at the company’s newest gold mine, Otjikoto, continues to bring the project closer to first gold by year-end. This morning, B2Gold provided investors with the latest drilling results from the high-grade Wolfshag zone which continues to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 03, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

After two weeks of speculation, Clive Johnson’s B2Gold Corp has finally said it would buy Australia’s Papillon Resources Ltd for $570 million in B2Gold shares. The offer price of A$1.72 ($1.59) per share represents a 21 percent premium to Papillon’s close on May 23, the last day the stock traded, or a 40% premium using the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 27, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

Yesterday, Australian-listed Papillon Resources (PIR:ASX) was halted at the company’s request pending a “potential corporate transaction”.  If Papillon is part of a larger producers’ M&A mandate, then it would represent the 3rd such gold transaction in the past 2 weeks. Last week saw Rio Alto make a friendly, $300 million, bid for nearby Sulliden Gold and… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 29, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

Endeavour Mining Delivers 324k oz in 2013, Forecasts 400k to 440k oz in 2014. All in costs: $985-$1070 Today, after the Canadian markets closed, Endeavour Mining (EDV:TSX) released their 2013 fiscal year end numbers as well as an official outlook for fiscal 2014.  The company produced a total of 324,275 ounces of gold in 2013 which… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 22, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

This morning, Clive Johnson’s B2Gold (BTO:TSX) released an inferred resource estimate for the Wolfshag zone near the company’s Otjikoto gold project in Namibia.  The Wolfshag zone sits adjacent to the east and northeast portion of the pit for the Otjikoto deposit.  This initial resource estimate was comprised of 703,000 ounces of gold at an average… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 21, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

This morning two high-growth mid-tier gold producers, B2Gold (BTO:TSX) and Rio Alto (RIO:TSX) announced strong fourth quarter and 2013 production numbers.  The performance in the fourth quarter of these two companies shows the strength of this tier of gold company, even in todays environment.  They are producing at record levels and have been able to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 05, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Clive Johnson’s B2Gold (BTO:TSX) has released additional results from their 134 hole, 23,500m 2013 drill campaign at the company’s near-term Otjikoto project in Namibia.  The latest results were from the Wolfshag zone which sits immediately east and northeast of the planned open pit for the project.   Results from the Wolfshag zone highlight the potential to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 28, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

After much speculation surrounding B2Gold’s (BTO:TSX) current M&A mandate, Clive Johnson has pulled the trigger on a relatively small acquisition; agreeing to buy Volta Resources (VTR:TSX) and their Kiaka gold deposit in Burkina Faso for shares with a total deal value of $63 million.  BTO has agreed to purchase VTR using their shares in an… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 20, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

B2Gold CEO Clive Johnson sold 500,000 shares of his B2Gold this week according to INK Research. I sent Mr. Johnson an email this morning asking for comment, to which he responded: “Share sale were restricted bonus shares issued to me at $3.07. Sold to cover partly taxes already paid. I’ve had this order out there… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 16, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Clive Johnson is a big, fast-talking ex-rugby player and one of Canada’s best gold mining executives. The 56-year-old has built back-to-back multi-billion-dollar gold companies. His latest, B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO), is one of the few gold producers to have delivered for investors over the past five years. Johnson’s contrarian instincts have served him well in a… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 10, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

B2Gold (BTO:TSX) and joint venture partner Calibre Mining (CXB:TSXV) have signed a definitive joint venture agreement granting BTO an option to acquire another 19% interest in the Primavera gold-copper project in Nicaragua. Read: Calibre and B2Gold Sign Definitive Joint Venture Agreement. Calibre currently owns 49% of the project and B2Gold owns the remaining 51%.  Once… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 19, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

After successfully acquiring the Masbate Mine as part of their buyout of CGA Mining, it appears Clive Johnson and his team may be looking for more assets to buy.  This morning B2Gold (BTO:TSX) announced a US$225 million offering of senior subordinated convertible notes due in 2018.  The company currently has $95 million cash with an additional $100… Continue Reading

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