Why Talon Energy kicked off a capital raising for $14m

Fri 03 Mar 23, 3:01pm (AEST)
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Key Points

  • Talon Energy is raising $14m across a share purchase plan and share placement
  • Funds will be used to launch the Walyering Gas Project and explore the Perth Basin
  • Talon reviewing its 33% stake in its Mongolian gas project, suggesting the company may pivot towards domestic operations

ASX-listed and Perth-Mongolia-based smallcap Talon Energy (ASX:TPD) has received confirmation it will raise $14m ahead of its first gas production targeted for the first half of 2023.

The capital raising is made up of two parts: 

  • A $12m share placement at 14.5 cents per share

  • A Share Purchase Plan (SPP) of up to $2m

What is the money going towards? 

The funds raised are slated for three strategies, the company wrote on Friday.

  • Capital for final costs needed to launch the Walyering Gas Project in the Perth Basin, WA 

  • Exploration in the Perth Basin as part of Talon’s recently minted JV with Triangle Energy (ASX: TEG) and New Zealand Oil & Gas (ASX: NZO)

Talon is targeting first gas in 1HCY23 at the Walyering project, subject to regulatory approvals, APA gas pipeline connection times and smooth operations from partner Strike Energy (ASX: STX). 

The company also said there is potential for “further upside” in additional Walyering projects. Talon is also in the process of acquiring 100% interest in the Condor project, also onshore WA, targeting yet another section of the prolific Jurassic age Perth Basin.

Notably, Talon highlights today the company has kicked off a management-level review of its 33% stake in the Mongolian Gurvantes XXXV Project it develops alongside TMK Energy (ASX: TMK). 

Talon is currently considering a demerger from the project, suggesting the company may pivot towards becoming a pure play domestic gas producer. Sternship Advisers are in charge of the official review. 

 Placement details 

  • The price reflects a 12.1% discount to the closing price of 16.5cps on 1 March 2023 (looking at the five day average, the price reflects a 14.9% discount) 

Talon's one year chart shows increasing liquidity
Talon's one year chart shows increasing liquidity
Disclaimer: Market Index helps small-cap ASX listed companies connect with Australian investors through clear and concise articles on key developments. Talon Energy was a client at the time of publishing. All coverage contains factual information only and should not be interpreted as an opinion or financial advice.


Written By

Jonathon Davidson

Finance Writer

Jonathon is a journalism graduate and avid market watcher with exposure to governance, NGO and mining environments. He was most recently hired as an oil and gas specialist for a trade publication.

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