AIMCo Announces Investment in Razor Energy Corp.
Edmonton, Alberta (January 31, 2017) – Alberta Investment Management Corporation (“AIMCo”), on behalf of certain of its clients, is pleased to announce that it has successfully entered into a strategic financing relationship with Razor Energy Corp. (“Razor”) (“RZE-TSXV”).
Razor is a publicly-traded junior oil and gas development and production company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Its efforts are concentrated on acquiring, and subsequently enhancing, producing oil and gas properties primarily in Alberta. Assets of Razor include the recent acquisition of certain producing oil and gas interests in the Swan Hills area of Alberta (the “Acquisition”), which included approximately 15,000 net acres of associated undeveloped land.
Pursuant to the terms of the transaction, AIMCo has committed to Razor a non-revolving term loan facility (the “Facility”), for a principal amount of $30.0 million on a four-year term, with an interest rate of 10% payable semi-annually. A portion of the proceeds of the Facility were used by Razor to fund the purchase price in respect of the Acquisition. The remaining proceeds of the Facility will be used by Razor to fund its development program and for general corporate purposes. In addition, in consideration of AIMCo providing the Facility to Razor, Razor issued to AIMCo approximately 10.05% of the outstanding common shares of Razor.
“AIMCo is pleased to enter into this strategic financing relationship with Razor Energy, on behalf of our clients,” said Peter Pontikes, AIMCo’s Executive Vice President, Public Equities. “Our team of investment professionals are attuned to the challenges that face Alberta’s energy industry and we are confident that the highly-experienced executive team at Razor Energy have put in place a strategic direction that will see the company realize the full benefit of future growth opportunities.”
“Razor is extremely proud to work with a significant and forward-thinking partner in AIMCo,” said Doug Bailey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Razor. “Razor is eager to create both stakeholder value and jobs for Albertans through profitable, sustainable energy development with a commitment to the community and the environment.”