Equinox Gold Completes Major Public Offering to Fund Greenstone Mine Acquisition

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Strategic Expansion Through Significant Capital Raise

Equinox Gold Corp., a leader in the mining industry, has successfully concluded its significant public offering, raising approximately US$299 million through the sale of over 56 million common shares. This strategic financial maneuver, executed with a “bought deal” structure, involved the issuance of an additional 7.36 million shares following the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, priced at US$5.30 per share.

Investment Toward Future Growth

The offering, spearheaded by prominent financial institutions such as BMO Capital Markets, National Bank Financial, and Scotiabank, among others, aims to bolster Equinox Gold’s financial foundation. The newly acquired funds are earmarked for the acquisition of the remaining 40% of the Greenstone Mine, enhancing the company’s asset base and operational potential. Additional allocations from the proceeds are planned for general working capital and to address specific corporate financial obligations, including debt repayment.

Implications for Thunder Bay’s Mining Sector

This financial development holds particular significance for Thunder Bay and the broader Northwestern Ontario region, known for its vibrant mining sector. The acquisition and subsequent investment into the Greenstone Mine could lead to increased economic activities, job opportunities, and enhanced community engagements, potentially setting a precedent for future mining endeavors in the area.

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