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Goldcorp Acquisition of Canplats Resources Continues Pierre Lassonde’s Peanut Butter Manifesto

Posted by AGORACOM at 1:39 PM on Monday, November 16th, 2009

Back in April 2008, I posted a story titled:  3-Way Junior Mining Consolidation Is Pierre Lassonde’s “Peanut Butter Manifesto”

Let the fly by nights die, consolidate those with decent assets and let the superstars stand up on their own two feet.
Quality over Quantity folks. It is that simple.

If you’re asking what the heck does peanut butter have to do with the junior resources space, have a read of the post.  In the meantime, I’m pleased to see continued follow-through on my call for consolidation in the space.  Today, Goldcorp agreed to acquire Canplats Resources in a deal worth about $238 million.  This is great news for the space as it will surely lead to further money injected into juniors with highly prospective projects.  Ironically enough, the story contained a quote from Pierre Lassonde who seems to have his finger on the very pulse of this consolidation trend:

Bullion producers including Goldcorp and Barrick Gold Corp., the largest producer by market value, may attempt to take
over smaller companies in the next two months to boost output amid dwindling supplies and rising prices, Franco-Nevada
Corp. Chairman Pierre Lassonde said in an interview last week.

On that note, I can’t help but mention the fact this could not be better timing for the AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference.  Emphasis on the online element of the conference as it will allow investors from anywhere in the world to participate and connect with great companies and keynote speakers from their PC.  Click on the banner for full information … and yes, it is free to investors!


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