Triton owns the Ancuabe graphite project in Mozambique.

Triton raises $4m

Friday, 31 August, 2018 - 15:18

Graphite aspirant Triton Minerals has tapped investors for $4 million, led by major shareholder Shandong Tianye Mining, as the company progresses its Ancuabe project in Mozambique.

The company has issued shares at 4.7 cents each, representing an 8 per cent discount to the company’s five-day volume-weighted average price.

China-based Shandong has agreed to invest $1 million, taking the company’s stake to 19.4 per cent in Triton.

“The support shown by STM provides further evidence of the growing demand for expandable graphite in China,” managing director Peter Canterbury said.

“The Ancuabe graphite project is ideally suited to supply large flake, high concentrate expandable graphite.

“With three world class graphite projects in close proximity to existing infrastructure and mines, Triton has placed itself in an incredibly strong position and looks forward to entering flame retardant and battery markets which are forecasted to be some of the fastest growing sectors over the next decade.”

The raising also includes a $2.8 million entitlement offer at the same price.

The entitlement offer is fully underwritten by Pinnacle Corporate Finance.

Shares in Triton finished down 4 per cent at 4.7 cents each today.