TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Middlefield Group, on behalf of MRF 2012 Resource Limited Partnership ("MRF 2012" or the "Partnership"), is pleased to announce that it has completed the first closing of the initial public offering of MRF 2012 limited partnership units for $44.3 million. The offering is being made in each of the provinces and territories of Canada. The Partnership intends on having a second closing on March 27, 2012.
The objectives of the Partnership are to provide investors with capital appreciation and significant tax benefits to enhance after-tax returns, including the deductibility of 100% of their original investment. The Partnership intends to achieve these objectives by investing in an actively managed, diversified portfolio of flow-through common shares of Canadian exploration, development and production companies involved primarily in the oil and gas and mining sectors.
The syndicate of agents for the offering is being co-led by CIBC World Markets Inc. and RBC Capital Markets, and includes BMO Capital Markets, National Bank Financial Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc., Macquarie Private Wealth Inc., Manulife Securities Incorporated, Canaccord Genuity Corp., GMP Securities L.P., Dundee Securities Ltd., Middlefield Capital Corporation and Raymond James Ltd.
Middlefield is a leading provider of flow-through share funds in Canada. Since 1983, Middlefield has sponsored 48 public and private funds and has acted as agent or manager for over $2 billion of resource investments. Middlefield Resource Limited Partnerships focus on TSX listed oil and gas and mining companies with strong growth strategies led by experienced management teams.
This offering is only made by prospectus. The prospectus contains important detailed information about the securities being offered. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained from your IIROC registered financial advisor. Investors should read the prospectus before making an investment decision.
For further information:
please visit our website at www.middlefield.com or contact Nancy Tham, Managing Director, Sales and Marketing, at 416.847.5349 or 1.888.890.1868.