The special situations investment manager is focused on selecting high-return and/or low-risk opportunities arising from takeover and corporate activity.
Harvest Lane became a substantial shareholder in Alto on 27 February 2020 and has been actively acquiring stock over the past month.
Recent takeover offer speaks to value of Sandstone Gold Project
Alto received a takeover offer during February 2020 from Goldsea Australia Mining Pty Ltd, an Australian subsidiary wholly owned by Shandong Goldsea Group Co. Ltd.
On 24 March 2020, Goldsea lodged its bidder's statement confirming its intention to make an off-market takeover offer to acquire all Alto shares for 6.5 cents each in cash.
The bidder's statement also detailed a new separate cash offer for all Alto options.
The offer is subject to conditions, including due diligence, a 90% minimum acceptance condition, and approval of the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB).
Alto is focused on exploration at its Sandstone Gold Project in Western Australia, which has a JORC resource of 290,000 ounces grading 1.7 g/t gold.
The takeover offer is a testament to the exploration potential of the Sandstone Project.