Sam is a trader and one of our lead stock analysts at AskTraders. After starting his career predominantly in the forex markets, Sam now focuses on gold and stocks with a preference for macroeconomic analysis.
Bacanora Lithium (LON: BCN) shares are trading higher on Monday after the company said approvals were received for the Sonora Lithium (SLL) joint venture with Ganfeng Lithium.
On the 1st of February, the company announced that the completed joint venture agreement with Ganfeng was dependent on receipt of all approvals and consent from the authorities in China and receipt of funds by SLL.
Now that the approvals have been obtained, SLL has received £21.8 million and issued 73.9 million new ordinary shares to Ganfeng, who now owns 50% of the company.
The board of SLL now comprises two Bacanora directors and two Ganfeng appointed directors, with the chairman being from the Bacanora side.
Bacanora, as the operator of the project, has now commenced pre-development work on the site, while Ganfeng will be responsible for leading the engineering and procurement for the battery lithium hydrometallurgical processing plant.
“We are pleased that the approvals have now been received and that Ganfeng has completed the exercise of its option. The finalising of the engineering work with Ganfeng is proceeding well and we look forward to updating the market with further news as we head towards the start of construction,” commented Peter Secker, CEO of Bacanora.
Wang Xiaoshen, deputy chairman of Ganfeng, said: “Sonora is a world-class lithium project and we look forward to bringing it to fruition in tandem with Bacanora.”
Bacanora's share price rose to 45p following the announcement. It is currently trading at 43.90p, up 4.54% on Monday morning.
Should you invest in Bacanora Lithium shares? Bacanora Lithium shares are traded on the AIM market of the London stock exchange (the alternative investment market) which is the submarket specifically for smaller companies. AIM stocks are attractive to investors as they have tax advantages and smaller companies have the potential to benefit from rapid growth. But are Bacanora shares the best buy? Our stock market analysts regularly review the market and share their picks for high growth companies
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage . 75 % of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider . You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money .