Oreninc Index Rises Marginally
The Oreninc Index rose marginally for the week ending January 14, 2016. Total dollars announced rose to $13.4m, a 53-week low. One brokered financing was announced for $10m, tied for a six-week high; No bought deal financings were announced for the seventh time in eight weeks.
After a couple of holiday-filled weeks, deal-making activity has picked up a bit, with reports that South32 (ASX:S32) is considering an offer for Anglo American plc’s (LON:AAL) Brazilian niobium and phosphate business being the biggest news. Oil had a brutal week, with iron ore and copper not faring much better. Gold had a volatile week, but ended mostly where it started.
While the index numbers did rise this week, key numbers did go down. The increased performance is mostly due to an increase in broker dollars, which have been hard to come by recently. Still, seeing companies mull over acquisitions again brings some movement to the space as commodities continue to fall and money continues to be difficult to raise.