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Blackham Resources secures $23 million from Lind to reduce short-term debt and expand gold production

The financing will improve Blackham’s balance sheet and reallocate operating cash flows to expand production.

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Expanding operations to be one of Australia’s most significant gold mines

Blackham Resources Ltd (ASX:BLK) has executed an agreement with an entity managed by The Lind Partners for an investment of up to $23 million in total capital.

The New York-based institutional fund manager will provide the initial funding commitment within seven business days.

Lind’s initial $7.5 million investment will be provided as a secured convertible note with a 24-month term, the proceeds of which will be used, along with Blackham’s current cash, to fully repay $13 million of short-term secured debt owed to Orion Fund JV Limited.

With the Orion debt fully repaid, Blackham will be able to re‐direct operational cash flows to expand its reserves and finalise the Wiluna Expansion Definitive Feasibility Study.

READ: Blackham Resources drills more high-grade gold at Matilda-Wiluna, mining set to recommence this month

The funding agreement includes repayment provisions that allow for conversion into Blackham shares, optional cash payments, or early repayment at Blackham’s sole discretion at any time. 

Blackham managing director Bryan Dixon said: “Blackham has significantly boosted its gold production since January 2018. 

“The current financing from Lind will remove short-term debt service payments, improve our balance sheet and allow us to reallocate operating cash flows to expand production levels.

“The Lind Partners has been a long‐time supporter of and investor in Blackham, and we are pleased to continue our relationship with Jeff Easton and The Lind Partners.”

READ: Blackham Resources upgrades Matilda-Wiluna gold bounty to 6.7 million ounces

Lind managing director Jeff Easton said: “We have been following Blackham since Lind’s first investment in 2012 and have seen them evolve from an explorer to a gold producer with a 6.7 Moz resource and a considerable growth story.

“We are thrilled to invest in Blackham again and support management’s strategic plans to expand operations to be one of Australia’s most significant gold mines.”

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