Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim’s Minera Frisco SAB agreed Wedesday to acquire gold mines in Mexico from AuRico Gold Inc. for $750 million.
One of these days one of the world’s billionaires is going to decide to put three quarters of a billion dollars into silver and it will be all over for the cartel’s silver manipulation.
Billionaire Carlos Slim’s Minera Frisco SAB agreed to acquire mining assets in Mexico from AuRico Gold Inc. (AUQ) for $750 million in what would be the largest gold deal involving a Mexican company.
AuRico will sell properties including the Ocampo mine and Venus and Los Jarros projects in northern Chihuahua state and a 50 percent stake in the Orion project in Nayarit state, the companies said yesterday in separate statements.
Slim, the world’s richest person according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, is betting precious metals will show resilience as the global economy struggles to grow. The price of gold, which is poised to rise for the 12th straight year, hasn’t dropped below $1,500 an ounce in more than a year.
The deal is reportedly the largest ever involving a Mexican gold company:
The proposed sale would be the largest gold deal involving a Mexican company, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Globally, there have been 19 gold-mining deals bigger than $100 million announced this year, valued at $6.49 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That compares with 18 transactions worth $14.4 billion announced in the same period of 2011.