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Largest mining firm drops billion bid acquisition like hot potato

Acacia confirmed through a press statement that it has decided not to progress towards a combination of the two businesses.

The almost happening 3 billion pound acquisition bid for Endeavour Mining came to a sudden stop. Acacia Mining had been on the verge of ‘colonising’ Canada’s Endeavour Mining until lately when the idea was shot down.

The merger talks, according to a statement issued to media came to a halt at both gold mining firms doubting the value of the deal to their respective shareholders. Acacia confirmed through a press statement that it has decided not to progress towards a combination of the two businesses.

Acacia Chief Executive Officer Brad Gordon, CEO said they are focusing on creating value for their shareholders, has demonstrated by the successful and ongoing transformation of the business over the last three years.

“We believe we will continue to unlock significant value at our operations in Tanzania, which are the foundations of our business,” Mr Gordon said. Endeavour President and CEO Sébastien de Montessus, said their main focus was to create long-term value for our shareholders by advancing the strong organic growth opportunities within their portfolio.

“We will continue to maintain a disciplined approach to business development opportunities and only enter into transactions that we believe are aligned with our long-term strategic objectives and that create value for our shareholders,” de Montessus said in a statement.

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