Earlier this year, we highlighted MCF Energy Ltd. (TSXV: MCF) (FRA: DC6) (OTCPK: MCFNF) as a company that could be a big winner in Europe’s energy crisis.
MCF Energy Ltd. (TSXV: MCF) is executing on a strategy to gain a first-mover advantage in the European Union (EU) natural gas market. We believe the company is well positioned to benefit from Europe’s high gas prices and the energy transition plan supported by the EU parliament.
The ongoing war in Ukraine has exposed a severe vulnerability in Europe’s energy market. The continent has scrambled to provide alternative sources of Russian gas, urged rationing, and has even increased its mining of coal to address shortfalls. We are favorable on MCF Energy’s strategy to acquire valuable and scalable natural gas assets in the EU and believe the business has significant upside potential.
An Execution Story to be Aware Of
In late February, MCF Energy reported two major developments and we want our readers to be aware of these. First, the company expanded its acquisition of German oil and gas interests through its purchase of all the outstanding shares of Genexco GmbH, a private German oil and gas company. Second, MCF Energy announced a $12 million non-brokered financing to fund its initial obligations under the Genexco Agreement and for general working capital.
We consider these announcements to significant due to the expanded acquisition including additional interests that are held by a German company affiliated with Genexco and to the amount of capital that is being raised from the leadership team.
Several members of the leadership team account for $4 million of the capital that is being raised. When the private placement was first announced, the company planned to raise $8 million. Due to the increased interest from investors, MCF increased the size of the private placement and we consider this to be a testament to the strength of the deal.
As part of the expanded acquisition, MCF Energy has been granted a 20% interest in a prospective additional German oil and gas exploration license, where a well is scheduled to be drilled in the second half of the year. The location of the well is adjacent to a previous site that has tested quantities of natural gas that would be commercial at current prices. We consider the transaction to be strategic for the company and are bullish on the potential value that is associated with it.
An Undervalued Growth Story
We believe the strength of MCF Energy’s management team is a core pillar of the story and are favorable on the direction they are bringing the business. The founders and leaders of MCF Energy have a strong background in European energy and capital markets. They successfully increased production at Europe’s largest heavy oil field by 4000% with Bankers Petroleum, and managed Europe’s largest oil and gas exploration in six countries with BNK Petroleum.
Another important aspect of the leadership team is related to the type of investors that are associated with the business. MCF Energy also has a notable cornerstone investor, Frank Giustra, founder and former CEO of Lionsgate Entertainment and co-founder of Wheaton River Minerals (now Newmont Goldcorp) and we are favorable on his involvement with the firm.
Over the next year, we expect more investors to become aware of MCF Energy as the company continues to deliver on its milestones. We are of the opinion the market is discounting the growth prosects that are associated with the story and believe the company has substantial potential catalysts.
The company’s recent acquisitions of large-scale natural gas exploration assets and its strong management team positions it well for growth in the European energy market. The EU’s mission for energy independence aligns with the company’s goals and we believe MCF Energy is well-positioned to capitalize on this trend.
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