South Star and Sprott Resource’s US$28 Million Stream Agreement for Santa Cruz Project in Brazil

Cassels and Veirano Advogados acted for South Star Battery Metals Corp and the other Seller Entities, while Sprott Private Resource Streaming and Royalty (B) Corp was assisted by Torys LLP and Pinheiro Neto.

South Star Battery Metals Corp. (TSXV: STS) (OTCQB: STSBF) has entered into a binding streaming agreement with Sprott Resource Streaming and Royalty Corp. for a total cash consideration of up to US$28 million as prepayment for graphite concentrates from the Santa Cruz Graphite Project in Brazil. 

South Star will act as sales agent for SRSR on the percentage of production subject to the Agreement.

South Star Graphite Canada Corp. (Canada), South Star Battery Metals Corp. (Canada), Brasil Graphite Corp. (Cayman Islands), Brasil Grafite Mineração Ltda. (Brazil) are the “Seller Entities” in the Agreement.

Pursuant to the agreement, Sprott will make an upfront payment of US$10 million for the phase 1 stream, and a further payment of between US$9 million to US$18 million for the phase 2 stream, for a total cash consideration of up to US$28 million.

The phase 1 stream is applicable on sales and delivery of the first 6,000 tonnes per annum of graphite concentrates and 15% of all graphite concentrates greater than 6,000 tonnes per annum (“Phase 1 Stream Production”).  The phase 1 stream applies to 21.875% of the Phase 1 Stream Production until a total sale and delivery of 75,000 tonnes of concentrate has been achieved, at which point the phase 1 stream will be reduced to 10.9375%.  Sprott will pay South Star 20% of the per tonne sales price for Phase 1 Stream Production.  The phase 1 stream is subject to satisfaction of conditions precedent, including a minimum equity raise of CAD$6 million (the “Equity Financing”).  In connection with the phase 1 stream, South Star will issue Sprott 6,000,000 warrants with an exercise price that represents a 35% premium to the offering unit price of the Equity Financing.

The phase 2 stream is applicable on sales and delivery of 85% of all graphite concentrates greater than 6,000 tonnes per annum (“Phase 2 Stream Production”).  The phase 2 stream will apply to up to 20% of the Phase 2 Stream Production (the “Phase 2 Stream Percentage”).  South Star has the option of a reduced phase 2 draw request of a minimum of US$9 million with the Phase 2 Stream Percentage reduced pro rata, provided there is viable alternative project financing available for the balance.  Sprott will pay South Star 20% of the per tonne sales price for Phase 2 Stream Production.  South Star has the option to buy back up to 100% of the phase 2 stream based on a agreed multiplier depending on the timing of such buyback.  The phase 2 stream is subject to satisfaction of conditions precedent.

South Star and Sprott have also entered into a US$2 million bridge loan with a term of 6 months, to be repaid with proceeds from the phase 1 consideration.

The Cassels’ team consisted of Cathy Mercer (Picture), Lindsay Clements, Maria Christodoulou, Jennifer Wasylyk, Lauren White and Richard Ngo. 

The Veirano’s team included Pedro Garcia, Antonio Albani and Maria Julia Pinto.

The Torys’ team was led by partner Michael Pickersgill and included Braden Jebson, Brendan Dean (corporate/mining) and Jacob Weinstock (financing).

The Pinheiro Neto’s team consised of Carlos Vilhena and Filipe Morais Cunha.

Involved fees earner: Maria Christodoulou – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Lindsay Clements – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Cathy Mercer – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Richard Ngo – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Jennifer Wasylyk – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Lauren White – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Filipe Morais Cunha – Pinheiro Neto; Carlos Vilhena – Pinheiro Neto; Brendan Dean – Torys LLP; Braden Jebson – Torys LLP; Michael Pickersgill – Torys LLP; Jacob Weinstock – Torys LLP; Antonio Albani – Veirano Advogados; Pedro Garcia – Veirano Advogados; Maria Julia Pinto – Veirano Advogados;

Law Firms: Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Pinheiro Neto; Torys LLP; Veirano Advogados;

Clients: Brasil Graphite Corp.; Grafite do Brasil; South Star Battery Metals Corp.; South Star Graphite Canada Corp.; Sprott Resource Holdings Inc.;

Sonia Carcano

Author: Sonia Carcano