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Why the Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN) share price will be on watch today

The company is focused on increasing its resource inventory.
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The Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN) share price will be in the spotlight on Monday morning. This comes after the mining services company announced it will acquire Red Hill Iron Limited (ASX: RHI)’s Iron Ore Joint Venture (RHIOJV).

At Friday’s market close, Mineral Resources shares finished the day down 0.65% to $63.01.

Acquisition in motion

The Mineral Resources share price could be on the move today as investors took the weekend to digest the company’s latest news.

According to its release late Friday, Mineral Resources is set to take over Red Hill Iron’s 40% participating interest in the RHIOJV.

Located in the West Pilbara region of Western Australia, the RHIOJV tenements contain a mineral resource of 820 million tonnes (Mt) with a grade of 56.44% iron ore. The remaining 60% interest is controlled by the Australian Premium Iron Joint Venture (APIJV).

Mineral Resources stated that the proposed acquisition aligns with its strategy of expanding the resource inventory around the Ashburton Hub. It sees this as supporting a long-term, sustainable iron ore export business.

The purchase of RHIOJV is subject to Red Hill Iron obtaining shareholder approval. If granted, Mineral Resources will pay $200 million in cash on completion of the transaction. A further $200 million will be released when the first commercial shipment of iron ore extracted from RHIOJV departs the port.

In addition, Mineral Resources will pay Red Hill Iron a royalty of 0.75% of free on board (FOB) revenue. This is on all iron ore that is mined and sold from the RHIOJV tenements and the Bungaroo South tenement. The latter is based on the condition that the Bungaroo South tenement is developed in association with the RHIOJV tenements.

Red Hill, this morning, recommended shareholders to vote in favour of the transaction. It noted the board believes that Mineral Resources can secure funding to develop RHIOJV and advance mining operations.

It is expected the acquisition will be completed sometime around early September 2021.

What did management say?

Mineral Resources managing director Chris Ellison welcomed the deal, saying:

We are pleased to have reached agreement with Red Hill Iron to acquire its participating interest in RHIOJV. The transaction is in line with our strategy to build own and operate infrastructure assets to unlock stranded iron ore deposits in the Pilbara and build a long-life, sustainable iron ore business exporting out of Onslow.

The RHIOJV holds a sizeable iron ore Mineral Resource in a strategically significant location in the West Pilbara. MRL’s proposed acquisition of RHI’s participating interest in the RHIOJV will enhance the Company’s iron ore footprint in the West Pilbara as we progress our Ashburton Hub development.

About the Mineral Resources share price

Since this time last year, the Mineral Resources share price has shot up by almost 140%. Year to date has also seen solid gains of close to 70%. It’s worth noting the company’s share price reached a new all-time high of $65.38 on Friday.

Mineral Resources presides a market capitalisation of roughly $11.8 billion, with more than 188.7 million shares on its books.

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