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Mako Gold’s strongly supported placement raises A$3.25 million to fund Napié gold exploration

Mako Gold Ltd (ASX:MKG) has received binding commitments for a two tranche placement to raise A$3.25 million before costs, funding further exploration at the Napié Gold Project in Côte dIvoire, West Africa.

The placement was strongly supported by existing shareholders and introduced several new, high-quality domestic and international investors to the Mako share register, further validating the Napié project and Makos tier-1 exploration team.

A strong indication of the demand came with the receipt of firm commitments for in excess of A$6.4 million.

“Overwhelming demand”

Managing director Peter Ledwidge said: “The overwhelming demand from institutional and sophisticated investors is a strong endorsement of Makos flagship Napié gold project and its exploration team."

This team has a track record of success in West Africa having discovered in excess of 2.6 million ounces of gold for Orbis Gold leading to a subsequent circa A$180 million takeover by TSX-listed African gold producer SEMAFO (TSE:SMF).

Ledwidge said: “This capital raising provides us with balance sheet support for our extensive exploration program at Napié.

"With a strike length of 30 kilometres, multiple mineralised structures and less than 10% explored to date, we believe the Napié has potential to host multi-million-ounce gold deposits.”

Funded to execute systematic exploration

Together with existing cash reserves of around A$600,000 and proceeds of A$1.1 million from the recent divestment of the Niou Project, the placement ensures Mako is funded to execute a systematic exploration and growth strategy.

The company plans to extend existing high-grade mineralisation, to test multiple high priority regional prospects and dRead More – Source