Ninepoint Partners Announces Completion of Sprott 2017-II Flow-Through Limited Partnership Initial Public Offering, Raises $23.5 Million
TORONTO, Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ninepoint Partners LP ("Ninepoint"), formerly SPR & Co LP, is pleased to announce that the Sprott 2017-II Flow-Through Limited Partnership (the "Partnership") has completed the final closing of its initial public offering of limited partnership units (the "Units") pursuant to a prospectus dated August 30, 2017. The Partnership raised $10,179,275 on the sale of an additional 407,171 Units at $25.00 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $23.5 million.
The Partnership has retained Sprott Asset Management LP ("Sprott") to act as sub-advisor to the Partnership. The Partnership intends to provide liquidity to limited partners through a rollover to the Sprott Resource Class prior to February 28, 2019.
Investment Objective of the Partnership
The Partnership's investment objective is to achieve capital appreciation and significant tax benefits for Limited Partners by investing in a diversified portfolio of Flow-Through Shares and other securities, if any, of Resource Issuers.
Attractive Tax-Reduction Benefits
Flow-through partnerships are one of the most effective tax reduction strategies available to Canadians. Ninepoint anticipates that investors participating in the Partnership will be eligible to receive a tax deduction of approximately 100% of the amount invested.
The Partnership will be sub-advised by Sprott, one of Canada's leading investment advisors in small and mid- cap resource companies. Over its long history of investing in the resource sector, Sprott has developed relationships with hundreds of companies. Its experienced team of portfolio managers is supported by a team of technical experts with extensive backgrounds in mining and geology.
Portfolio manager Jason Mayer will manage the Partnership and will be supported by Sprott's broader team of experienced resource investment professionals.
The offering was made through a syndicate of agents led by RBC Capital Markets, which includes CIBC Capital Markets, TD Securities Inc. and Scotia Capital Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., GMP Securities L.P., Manulife Securities Incorporated, Raymond James Ltd., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Caldwell Securities Ltd., Desjardins Securities Inc., Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. and Industrial Alliance Securities Inc.
About Ninepoint Partners LP
Ninepoint Partners LP is an expert active manager of specialty investment solutions, committed to helping investors explore innovative ways to manage portfolio risk, and advisors to differentiate their businesses with unique investment solutions. Based in Toronto, Ninepoint Partners LP is an operating company that has been created to assume portfolio management of the Canadian diversified assets of Sprott Asset Management LP, including actively managed hedge and mutual funds. The new firm oversees approximately $3 billion in assets under management.
About Sprott Asset Management LP
Sprott is an alternative asset manager and a global leader in precious metal and real asset investments. Through its subsidiaries in Canada, the US and Asia, the Corporation is dedicated to providing investors with best-in-class investment strategies that include Exchange Listed Products, Alternative Asset Management and Private Resource Investments. The Corporation also operates Merchant Banking and Brokerage businesses in both Canada and the US. Sprott is based in Toronto with offices in New York, Carlsbad and Vancouver and its common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol (TSX:SII). For more information, please visit www.sprottinc.com.
"Sprott" is a registered trademark of Sprott Inc. used under license.
Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those identified by the expressions "expects", "intends", "anticipates", "will" and similar expressions to the extent that they relate to the Partnership. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect the Partnership's, Ninepoint's and Sprott's current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. Although the Partnership, Ninepoint and Sprott believe the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and, accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein. Neither the Partnership, nor Ninepoint or Sprott undertake any obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statement or information whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factors which affect this information, except as required by law.