Capitan Mining Inc. (TSX-V: CAPT) is pleased to announce that it has closed the first tranche of the previously announced $3,200,000 non-brokered private placement. This first tranche consists of 13,000,000 Common Shares at a price of CAD$0.20 per share for total proceeds of $2,600,000. The second and final tranche of 3,000,000 shares at a price of CAD$0.20 per share for total proceeds $600,000 is anticipated to close on or before October 31st, 2022.
The financing is led by strategic investments from both Mr. Michael Gentile, CFA, who increased his ownership in Capitan Mining to 18.9% and Construplan who will own 5.1% of Capitan Mining upon closing of the first tranche of the financing. Construplan (Construcciones Planificadas, S.A.) is a premier and leading Mexican construction and mining services provider that has been in operation for over 42 years.
Upon closing of the second tranche for $600,000, both Mr. Michael Gentile, CFA and Construplan will own 18.1% and 4.9% respectively. The proceeds from the Offering will be used to advance drilling and work programs at the Cruz de Plata silver & gold project in addition to funding working capital and general corporate expenses.
Capitan’s CEO, Alberto Orozco, stated: “I want to thank Mr. Michael Gentile for his continued investment and commitment to the Company and the Cruz de Plata Silver Project; as well as to welcome the new investment from one of Mexico’s leading corporations, Construplan. These strategic investments are a validation of the trust placed on the Capitan team and the significance and potential of our Cruz de Plata project.”
Closing of the Offering is subject to certain customary conditions, including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals and acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange. All securities issued under the first tranche closing of the Offering will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months from the date of closing. The Company did not pay any finders fees with respect to this Offering.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the 1933 Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
About Michael Gentile, CFA
From 2003 to 2018 he worked as a professional money manager at Formula Growth Ltd., an independent investment management firm established in Montreal in 1960 with a long-term track record of creating investor wealth. While at Formula Growth, Mr. Gentile’s main sector focuses were in mining and natural resources. In 2012, he became the co-manager of the Formula Growth Alpha Fund, a market neutral hedge fund focused on small to mid-cap equities. Throughout his career at Formula Growth, Michael was an early-stage investor in very successful mining and natural resource investments returning multiples of their original investments for their investors. In October 2018, Mr. Gentile retired from full time money management in order to be able to spend more time with his family.
Subsequently, he has remained a very active investor in the mining space owning significant top 5 stakes in over 10 small cap-mining companies. Michael is currently one of the largest shareholders and a strategic advisor of Arizona Metals. In addition, Michael is the largest shareholder and has been a board member of Northern Superior Resources since December 2019. He has been a director and major shareholder of Roscan Gold since January 2020, Solstice Gold since June 2020 and Radisson Mining Resources since February 2021.
Construplan (Construcciones Planificadas, S.A.) was established in Sonora State in 1980 and is based in the capital city of Hermosillo. Its initial activities were in urban infrastructure, later moving into industrial construction projects, such as the Minera Nyco project which began a point of diversification for Construplan. Today, the Company is well positioned as a leading service and construction supplier to the mining, automotive, food and aerospace sector in Mexico, distinguished by the quality of their services. Through its 42 years of history, Construplan has grown to be one of the most important companies in its field in Northwest Mexico, operating in multiple States in Mexico as well as internationally.
About Capitan Mining Inc.:
Capitan Mining is a junior exploration company focused on its 100% owned gold and silver Cruz de Plata Silver and Gold Project in Durango, Mexico. The company is led by a management team that has successfully advanced and developed several heap leach operations in Mexico over the past 16 years.