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@ekim$DDC 's latest news release includes all the comebacks and reasoning from Washington Group of companies...but not much substance from DDC. It is very strange...almost like they expect people to read the first one or two paragraphs and not deep dive into the full news release. The comebacks from Washington Group are very, very well done.
@ekimList of synergies for a $DDC and $SWY merger? - Reduction in overhead...Stornoway has an insane executive team...like 11 VP's or such. That could cleaned up easily....maybe all the VP's want a merger to trigger a severance pay out. Renard production could piggy back onto DDC's rough diamond sale distribution. DDC's cash could pay off some of Renard's debt. The deal would definitely be one sided IMO. Just a question of whether DDC wants to navigate that swampy lake before it can firm up on a pure Renard operation...maybe buy the stream. ...and to top it all off...one big investor in $SWY is offiically in harvest mode -- "Our fund has a seven-year life. At the end of 2016 we were done with investments. We are now in harvest mode," [Orion portfolio manager Douglas] Silver said when asked why Orion was selling the portfolio. He said the sales process was launched at the beginning of January." $SWY has plenty of reasons to push a merger...many more then $DDC
@HRA-CoffinThe way $DDC is trading there will be a deal with someone. Shareholders are pricing it in. Management can act all offended but I think the large institutional shareholders will string them up if they don't to a deal now. And I agree with @ekim that $SWY doesn't look like that much of a prize to shareholders compared to a clean cash exit.
@JamesKwantesIf Washington doesn't own any shares, why does he want to buy the company?
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@ekim@JamesKwantes sounds like it is 100% or nothing. Maybe by having no shares...he has more legal flexibility to say publically what they have been saying. If you think there is a white knight (Rio or such)..you would think you would want to try and get an up to 5% position anyway...Maybe he doesn't think a white knight is possible.
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@ekimQuestion is whether Discussions between $DDC and $SWY were serious enough that they put Matt Manson at top brass and that is why Brendan Bell was shown the door at the end of January. Chicken egg theory.
@JamesKwantesRe De Beers jewelry arm, there is sure a lot of activity in the #diamonds sector of late as well as interest from majors. Also a major focus of the latest Resource Opportunities which went out early this morning. Diamonds one of the "empty rooms" at an otherwise bullish PDAC. Opportunity IMO $DDC$RIO
@JamesKwantesWould sure be nice to see $DDC remain in Canadian hands, given the historic assets and the way in which Canada helped bust up the De Beers cartel with the 1990s discoveries that laid the foundation for an industry #diamonds
@JamesKwantesOn Washingtons, fair point @tommy - Kyle anyway, don't know about the old man. But was also thinking of other players with that comment, eg Rio Tinto. With 60% operating ownership of Diavik, they must also be in the mix here (even if they don't show up in the articles) $DDC
@JamesKwantesHearing that North Arrow Minerals CEO Ken Armstrong will be on BNN tomorrow at 8:30 am PST with the inimitable Andrew Bell. Some renewed interest in the space as the $DDC takeover talk continues #diamonds$NAR
@JamesKwantes$DDC looking good at 52-week highs (hit $24 in 2015). I can see CPP Investment Board jumping in as an investor but doubt they would bid outright for the company (re: recent Reuters report) #diamonds
@ekim@JamesKwantes CPPIB jumping in on $DDC tells me that if the CPPIB is looking at home for some hard assets...then there has been a slaughter in the industry. It is pretty clear to me that #diamonds with Canada and Canadian investors have a very estranged relationship. One only needs to look at a lot of investment attitudes on even this forum when it comes to Diamonds. Clear distinction compared to other commodities and not in a good way. Even look at $MPVD first attempt at financing Gahcho Kue involved leaving Canada altogether and looking once again at our great Monarchy.
@ekimSomeone posted a target upgrade (RBC) to $12 for $DDC on Twitter from 9 newsworthy type accounts about 3 hours ago. Now I could post that here and say and follow the news trail...but I'm calling BS. Fake news to get more clicks. Watch what you read.
@ekim$DDC announces a maiden resource with a rock value of around $30 per tonne at Leslie Pipe. Don't think the milling costs would pay for that...let alone mining it. #diamonds Definitely a sign of a bottom in the diamond sector.
@ekim@JamesKwantes@allan When reading the $MPVD news release about Patrick Evans...go back and read the news release earlier in the week by $ACS and $DDC. Patrick Evans is a non-executive director of $ACS and it is quite conceivable that he would have been in the same conversations with the likes of Stu Blusson and James Gowan on this deal that was announced. $ACS clearly references its board of directors in the news release. There are CA or NDA all over the diamond industry. If $DDC and $MPVD have one active...that could easily have triggered an immediate conflict. #diamonds
@JamesKwantesJust had a good chat with independent New York diamond analyst Paul Zimnisky. Anecdotal: he says his industry contacts in India love the Canadian stones, especially from Renard & the $DDC mines. Gahcho Kue, not so much $SWY$MPV#diamonds