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Mon, Feb. 24, 11:42 AM
- Uranium takeovers are on the verge of a comeback that could put companies such as Denison Mines (DNN +5.2%), Ur-Energy (URG +4.9%) and Fission Uranium (FCUUF) in play, according to a Bloomberg report.
- Uranium prices are forecast to rise more than 40% by year's end as Japanese power plants restart nuclear reactors that have been shut down since the March 2011 Fukushima disaster, and analysts say the rebound in uranium demand may fuel takeovers as buyers try to get ahead of rising prices.
- DNN would make an attractive target for someone looking to gain access to Canada’s Athabasca Basin, home to the world’s richest high-grade uranium; a Raymond James analyst thinks Rio Tinto may be particularly interested.
- Cantor Fitgerald thinks DNN and Fission could be targets of Cameco (CCJ +0.8%), which has been building up cash and last month sold a stake in a power plant for C$450M.
- Also: URRE +5.5%, URZ +4.6%, UEC +0.9%, USU +0.4%.
- ETFs: NLR, NUCL.
Dec. 10, 2013, 10:49 AM
- Fission Uranium (FCUUF) completed its acquisition of Alpha Minerals, giving it full ownership of the Patterson Lake South discovery in Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin, which Raymond James considers the last known "high-grade, easily open-pittable uranium asset left un-mined in the world," and which should operate with extremely low cash costs with plenty of exploration upside.
- Such attributes make it a top takeover target for the Basin's existing major producers, miners considering a Basin foothold, or even Asian nuclear utilities, the firm says: "Assuming exploration momentum continues, we would be surprised if a bid did not materialize in the next two years."
Sep. 3, 2013, 5:32 PM
- Fission Uranium (FCUUF.OB) agrees to acquire Alpha Minerals (ESOFF.PK) for $185M in stock, attempting to create a potential takeover target that could appeal to a larger producer such as Cameco (CCJ) or Areva (ARVCF.PK).
- The junior miners have been releasing impressive drilling results from their Patterson Lake South project in Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin.
Jan. 16, 2013, 2:49 PMAmong the Fission Energy assets being acquired by Denison (DNN +3.4%) is a 60% stake in the Waterbury Lake uranium project, part of a deposit attached to Rio Tinto’s (RIO -1.9%) Roughrider deposit - which Cantor Fitzgerald says "ties a neat bow on top of Denison for a potential takeout offer" from RIO. The analyst also considers Cameco (CCJ -1.2%) a potential source of a competing offer for Fission. | Comment!
Jan. 16, 2013, 8:38 AMDenison Mines (DNN) will acquire a portfolio of uranium exploration projects from Fission Energy (FSSIF.PK), including Fission's 60% interest in the Waterbury Lake uranium project, as well as exploration interests in the eastern part of the Athabasca Basin, plus assets in Namibia, Quebec and Nunavut. | Comment!
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FISSION URANIUM CORP. has a new major high-grade, shallow depth discovery at Patterson Lake South (PLS) in Canada?s Athabasca Basin, home to the richest uranium deposits in the world with grades 10x world average. A $12m, 30,000m winter drill program is underway and has hit broad mineralization... More
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