Sprott lines up $25 million of equity financing ahead of fund launch

TORONTO – A Toronto investment management firm known for innovative strategies says it’s planning to launch a new alternative fund and has lined up $25 million of seed money from an institutional investor.

Sprott Inc. (TSX:SII) says the unidentified investor will pay $3.30 per share for about $7.5 million common shares through a private placement.

Its publicly traded stock closed Thursday at $3.57 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Sprott, which manages hedge funds, bullion funds and mutual funds on behalf of investors, expects the equity investment to close March 13,

It had about $10 billion of assets under management and $4 billion under administration at the end of September, according to the company’s most recent financial report.