GOAT Enters Into Letter of Intent to Acquire Canadian License for Direct Lithium Extraction Technology
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GOAT Industries Ltd. (the “Company” or “GOAT”) (CSE: GOAT), is pleased to announce the Company has entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent (the “LOI”) dated September 14, 2022 with 1000288601 Ontario Inc. (“Ontario Co”).
The LOI contemplates a proposed transaction (the “Proposed Transaction”), whereby GOAT would acquire all issued and outstanding securities of Ontario Co by way of a share exchange agreement (the “Share Exchange”). Ontario Co is in the process of acquiring the Canadian license for a Direct Lithium Extraction technology (the “DLE Technology”) developed by private industry, as well as University researchers based out of Australia.
It is the Company’s understanding that the DLE Technology is more cost-effective extraction technology than fractional crystallization, membrane filtering, MOF’s, adsorption, reverse osmosis, and ion exchange.
The DLE Technology has the potential to reduce capital and operating costs, while accelerating battery metal project startups via:
- No evaporation requirements;
- Increased lithium recovery; and,
- Increased production flexibility.
THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION
The proposed transaction is expected to be completed pursuant to available prospectus exemptions in accordance with applicable securities legislation. GOAT and Ontario Co have agreed to negotiate in good faith the terms of a definitive written agreement with respect to the proposed transaction within 60 days from the LOI. The proposed transaction is subject to receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, including, as applicable, approval of the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), completion of due diligence reasonable or customary in a transaction of a similar nature and entering into a definitive agreement, among other conditions. The proposed transaction would be an arm's-length transaction for GOAT and would not constitute a fundamental change or result in a change of control of the company, within the meaning of the policies of the CSE.
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GOAT Industries is an investment issuer focused on investing in high-potential companies operating across a variety of sectors. The paramount goal of the Company will be to generate maximum returns from its investments.
The Company’s final prospectus, financial statements and management's discussion and analysis, among other documents, are all available on its profile page on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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