Corsa completes Quintana deal

CORSA Coal Corporation has raised $40 million and bought Tennessee coal producer Kopper Glo.
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Courtesy Corsa Coal.

Noel Dyson

As part of the deal Quintana, which owned Quintana Kopper Glo Investment, gained a 56% stake in Corsa, with an option to up that to 67%.

Kopper Glo president Keith Dyke has been appointed president of Corsa.

Quintana Capital Group managing director George Dethlefsen said the combination of the two companies created a well-capitalized platform with “an industry leading operating cost profile and an attractive set of growth options”

Quintana can also gain a 25.6% stake in Corsa subsidiary Wilson Creek Energy should it elect to redeem the membership units it has in Wilson for common shares.

If it comes to pass, Quintana will end up with 67% of Corsa’s outstanding common shares.

As part of the transaction a $25 million credit facility with Sprott Resource Lending has been repaid in full using proceeds of the $30 million raising.

The combined company has immediate cash flow from operating activities of $14.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2012.

Corsa’s existing operations produce high-quality, low-volatile metallurgical coal that is used by domestic and international steel manufacturers as a component in their coking blends.

The operations had a 2013 sales guidance of 300,000-320,000 tons.

The company believes there is significant production growth ahead with its Casselman mine and the Acosta Deep and Keyser projects.

Kopper Glo’s existing operations are in Tennessee and produce low-cost high-British thermal unit thermal coal product.

Operations are expected to produce more than 1 million tons in 2013 and are positioned to gain regional market share as higher cost Appalachian production is scaled back.

Five Quintana nominees have been appointed to the Corsa board and three Corsa nominees remain.

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