Bailing out, probably, if he can find someone to buy his shares. IMIC backed the losers in the Sundance stand-off. http://www.sundanceresources.com.au/irm/Company/ShowPage.aspx/PDFs/2796-93770933/MotaEngilAfricaAppointedtoBuildPortandRail In retrospect this was indicated when the debt was crystalised by Niel Infrastructues and Neil Petroleum introduced the Kuwait shenanigans into their RTO of NEW. Will Smith briefed an almost empty room recently that IMIC ought to change its name to Cameroon Mining because it certainly wasn't International Infrastructures. Anyway, unless IMIC pull a link to the Government out of the hat as per Guinea and Liberia (though neither of those seem to have come to anything) you'd have to ask just what it is that AIOG brings to the party. IMIC is now AFF by another name but with debt not cash but no longer stranded.
So Neil Infrastructure has taken 27% of IMIC. I guess IMIC is now going to be bought out? Or He's about to add a few billion more to his $11billion. You could write a film about this company. Mysteriously connected swiss liberian businessmen found Afren, the found an investment company which takes over a mining company using its own cash.. Enter the Chinese, various banks with bonds and loan facilities, then enter the big boys.. Me thinks something big is cooking either way
Do you have a view on why Niel Infrastructure (a private company created in Sep 2013) crystalised its debt at this time? There seem to me to be two options. First, they see IMIC going bust before 2016 and intend to sell their shares asap to recover as much of their money as possible. The remaining uncrystalised debt is a hedge in this scenario. Second, they know that IMIC/AIOG is about to benefit from the announcement of the decision on the Mbalam Convention infrastructure contract and want to have the sort of influence on decision making that comes with holding nearly 30% of the shares as the largest single holder. (I take it that their interest is in the infrastructure because there's another Niel Company that deals with mining). If the first, then it won't stop at 12p. If the second then your prediction is doomed. Either way, the next couple of months are going to be quite interesting.
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