Australia's Newcrest Mining gets takeover bid from Newmont
Newmont (NYSE:NEM) made a non-binding offer to acquire Newcrest Mining (OTCPK:NCMGF) (OTCPK:NCMGY), Australia's top gold miner said Sunday.
Under the proposed deal terms, Newcrest (OTCPK:NCMGF) (OTCPK:NCMGY) shareholders would receive 0.38 Newmont (NEM) shares for each Newcrest share held, which would value Newcrest at ~$17B.
Newcrest (OTCPK:NCMGF) (OTCPK:NCMGY) said its board is considering the proposal, which is conditional on Newmont (NEM) being granted exclusive due diligence.
Newmont (NEM) made an earlier bid offering an exchange ratio of 0.363, which Newcrest's (OTCPK:NCMGF) (OTCPK:NCMGY) board rejected.
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