TORONTO — As RB Energy Inc. flamed out and fell into creditor protection during the past couple of weeks, investors were shell-shocked.
Despite some start-up problems in recent months, Vancouver-based RB seemed to be in an ideal position. It was emerging as North America’s only serious lithium producer, just as demand for the metal is set to soar because of its use in electric vehicle batteries. Its management team was linked to the legendary Lundin Group, a resource conglomerate with a fantastic track record of success. Lundin companies do not just melt down like that.
Disclosure is a key element in ensuring the well-functioning of the capital markets and allowing investors to make informed judgements.
All of which means a focus on the circular for the upcoming meeting of Tuckamore Capital Management. That meeting has been called for shareholders to support management’s plan, that’s backed by Birch Hill Equity Partners, to take the company private.
For the second time in six months, a group of dissident shareholders are seeking change at New Millennium Iron Corp., an iron ore development company “with an extensive property position” in the Labrador Trough.
The latest action is coming from a three-person group led by Scott Leckie, a principal at Takota Asset Management, a money manager that owns more than five per cent of New Millennium, a company whose market cap has fallen to $11 million — from around $750 million at the peak in 2011.
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