Despite poor 1Q 2017 financial results (mainly attributable to the unfavorable exchange rate between the Brazilian real and the US dollar), Jaguar Mining (TO:JAG) was able to find investors for its new 17.6M shares, issued through the last non-brokered private placement financing.
When the private placement was announced I was curious whether Eric Sprott, a notable Canadian resource investor, was going to increase its stake in the company. He was.
According to the last announcement (SEDAR), now Mr. Sprott controls 64.3M shares in the company (18.7%, including the new shares added through the private placement).
What is more, the placement was priced at C$0.44 a share, around 10% above the current market price.
As a result of the placement (and including the second tranche of the Sprott debt financing of US$5.0M), the company should hold cash of around US$29.0M and debt of US26.3M.
Additionally, this quarter the US dollar has strengthened against the Brazilian real (which is good for the company) but investors do not care and Jaguar shares are 40% down.