Barrick fails in bid for NovaGold

Dec 07, 2006 | 06:01 AM | Matthew Lerner

Barrick Gold Corp., Toronto, has concluded its $16-per-share, $1.7-billion offer for NovaGold Resources Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, after acquiring only 13.6 million shares, or 14.8 percent of NovaGold.

While Barrick's stake now makes it NovaGold's largest shareholder, Barrick had raised its offer from $14.50 per share, extended it six times, and dropped its minimum tender condition before ultimately failing to take over NovaGold.....

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