South African miner Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) has received all the required regulatory approvals for its proposed acquisition of Canada’s North American Palladium (TSE: PDL).
The C$758 million transaction, which was first announced in October, remains on track to close on December 13, North American Palladium said in a statement. Last week, shareholders voted 96% in favour of the Implala takeover.
Under the terms of the agreement, North American Palladium shareholders will receive C$19.74 per share, while Brookfield Business Partners LP, a majority shareholder, will receive C$16.00 cash per share. At market open Tuesday, NAP’s stock was trading at C$19.72 per share.
Brookfield previously rescued North American Palladium from near bankruptcy with a $130 million loan after a financially crippling mine expansion in 2013.
With the acquisition, Implats will add North American Palladium’s main operating asset — the Lac des Iles mine in Northern Ontario — to its project portfolio, which the company says will expedite its transition to becoming a multinational producer.