HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orion Mine Finance Group today announced that it has purchased the SASA lead-zinc mine in Macedonia from Solway Investment Group for an undisclosed sum.
Orion partnered with Fusion Capital AG to establish Lynx Resources Ltd to acquire the mine (via its wholly owned subsidiary Lynx Europe SPLLC Skopje). SASA is located in the Makedonska Kamenica Municipality of Macedonia.
The transaction represents Orion's first investment in Macedonia and its first partnership with Fusion.
Oskar Lewnowski, Chief Investment Officer of the Orion Mine Finance Group, said: "The SASA acquisition is a solid example of our commitment to investing in jurisdictions with a long mining history, and in resilient mines. Solway successfully brought SASA back into production in 2006. We are capitalizing on this opportunity to take the mine to the next level. We look forward to working with the Fusion management team to leverage SASA's long mine-life, high-grade resource and competitive cash-cost position."
Chris James, CEO of Lynx Resources Ltd., commented, "Fusion is pleased to partner with Orion in this significant transaction for Macedonia, and for the zinc and lead mining industry. The SASA mine has a track record of stable and profitable performance, supported by competitive first quartile cash costs. We believe the mine and its employees have a bright future, and Lynx Resources is well positioned to take advantage of an impending tightness in zinc and lead concentrates in the coming years."
The Orion Mine Finance Group is one of the world's leading mining-focused investment businesses with approximately $1.8 billion under management specializing in providing flexible capital investment solutions to mining companies in the base and precious metals sector. Orion has demonstrated capability in debt, equity, convertibles, streaming, and royalty investments. In addition, the Orion Mine Finance team has experience in the physical metals markets, such as facilitating the purchase, metal financing, transporting, processing and selling of a mine's output to end customers. To learn more about Orion, please visit: www.OrionMineFinance.com.
SOURCE Orion Mine Finance Group