Sprott Uranium Watch
China needs to accelerate its build-out of energy sources such as nuclear and pumped-hydro to stave off worsening power crunches in its industrial centers, according to a government-backed think tank.
The newly created Sprott Physical Uranium Trust has begun trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange after Sprott Asset Management LP, a wholly owned subsidiary of precious metals and real assets investments company Sprott Inc, completed a previously announced transaction with Uranium Participation Corporation (UPC).
Press Release - Sprott Physical Uranium Trust Completes Arrangement with Uranium Participation Corporation
TORONTO, ON – July 19, 2021 – Sprott Asset Management LP, Uranium Participation Corporation (“UPC”) and the newly-formed Sprott Physical Uranium Trust (TSX: U.UN and U.U) (the “Trust”) announced today that the previously announced plan of arrangement involving UPC, SAM, the Trust, and 2834819 Ontario Inc. became effective earlier today (the “Arrangement”). UPC’s shareholders are now unitholders of the Trust. The Trust begins trading this morning on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “U.UN” in Canadian dollars and “U.U” in U.S. dollars.
Jonathan Hinze, President, UxC asks CEO John Ciampaglia about Sprott’s goals for Sprott Physical Uranium Trust: “Our first objective is to modernize the offering through an investment trust format and have it operate largely in the same way as our precious metals trusts....In a time when investment interest and policy support are aligned for emission-free technologies, we believe this Trust is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the nuclear industry as a whole.”
A bipartisan group of senators has reintroduced the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act (ANIA), initially introduced last fall in the previous Congress.
On Thursday, Uranium Participation Corporation and Sprott Asset Management LP announced the inception of Sprott Physical Uranium Trust.
Press Release - Uranium Participation Corporation and Sprott Asset Management Announce Closing Date For Arrangement
TORONTO, Ontario, July 15, 2021 – Uranium Participation Corporation (TSX: U) (“UPC”) and Sprott Asset Management LP (“Sprott Asset Management”), announced today that, following the satisfaction of the conditions to closing, UPC has filed articles of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) and a certificate of arrangement was issued in connection with the previously announced plan of arrangement involving UPC, Sprott Asset Management, the Sprott Physical Uranium Trust, and 2834819 Ontario Inc. (the “Transaction”), which will close and be effective at 12:01 a.m. (Toronto time) on July 19, 2021.
As the uranium spot price fell marginally last week, further progress was made to list the first physical uranium fund in both Canada and the US.
Uranium Participation Announces Shareholder Approval of the Arrangement to Form the Sprott Physical Uranium Trust
TORONTO, July 7, 2021 /CNW/ - Uranium Participation Corporation ("UPC") is pleased to announce that, at today's special meeting of the shareholders of UPC, shareholders approved the proposed plan of arrangement among UPC, the shareholders of UPC, Sprott Asset Management LP ("SAM LP"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sprott Inc.
Uranium appears to be starting to emerge from a 10-year bear market and is about to be shaken-up by the arrival of Sprott Asset Management, one of the world’s biggest physical commodity managers. John Ciampaglia, CEO of Sprott Asset Management, discusses how this new Trust will seek to attract new demand and new capital inflows into physical uranium, with a vehicle that provides greater transparency.
Transcorp Energy Ltd, a unit of Transnational Corp. of Nigeria Plc plans to develop nuclear power plants in the West African nation as an alternative energy source to improve access to electricity.
Japan restarted the first nuclear reactor in more than three years, a long-awaited step forward for the nation’s utilities that are struggling to gain local support and fulfill onerous regulatory requirements.
The planned restart of a mothballed uranium mine in Australia -- the world’s third-largest producer -- is a fresh sign that developers are beginning to respond to an improving demand outlook and the support of the Biden administration for zero-emissions nuclear energy. carried out by NTree International Ltd.
Worldwide uranium production will recover by 3.1% to reach 51,200 tonnes in 2021 as significant mines come back online following a covid 19 hiatus, a new analysis by GlobalData shows.
Cameco president and CEO Tim Gitzel said the company was “excited” about the fundamentals of uranium supply and demand as he unveiled the Saskatchewan-based company’s March quarter loss.
John Ciampaglia, CEO of Sprott Asset Management, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss Sprott's takeover of Uranium Participation Corporation (UPC) and why he believes the climate for this kind of transaction is most appropriate now.
Toronto-based precious metals fund manager Sprott Asset Management, already a trend-setter in precious metals, has now sent a wake-up call through the uranium space.
Sprott’s spot plan a strong tailwind for Boss. Plus, copper stocks show uranium peers what boom times are like as investors throw cash at them.
The White House has signaled privately to lawmakers and stakeholders in recent weeks that it supports taxpayer subsidies to keep nuclear facilities from closing and making it harder to meet U.S. climate goals, three sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters.
As the uranium spot price rises 2.6% for the week, an exciting development unfolds for some Canadian shareholders and the broader uranium market.
Press Release - Sprott Asset Management Enters Into Agreement With Uranium Participation Corporation to Form the Sprott Physical Uranium Trust
TORONTO, April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sprott Inc. (“Sprott”) (NYSE/TSX: SII) announced today that Sprott Asset Management LP (“Sprott Asset Management”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sprott has entered into a definitive agreement with Uranium Participation Corporation (“UPC”) (TSX: U) pursuant to which UPC shareholders will become unitholders of the Sprott Physical Uranium Trust (the “Trust”), a newly-formed entity managed by Sprott Asset Management.
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