Sprott and Tocqueville Asset Management Announce Joint Venture

TORONTO, Feb. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sprott Inc. (TSX: SII) ("Sprott" or “the Company”) and Tocqueville Asset Management (“Tocqueville”) today announced that Sprott, via its subsidiary Sprott US Holdings Inc., and Tocqueville have entered into a joint-venture agreement to co-manage a new gold equities investment strategy. The partnership between Sprott and Tocqueville brings together two leading names in precious metals to create a new investment platform.

“We are pleased to partner with John Hathaway and the Tocqueville team to offer this new strategy to investors,” said Whitney George, President of Sprott. “John is one of the most respected investors in the precious metals sector and Sprott is a recognized leader in the space, with a global brand and platform. By combining the strengths of both our teams we will offer investors a unique precious metals investment strategy.”

“The gold industry is currently at the beginning stages of a wave of consolidation, which creates compelling opportunities for those able to identify the companies best positioned to benefit from the sector’s new reality,” said John Hathaway, Senior Portfolio Manager of Tocqueville. “Sprott has a long history of financing mining companies and a team of technical and M&A specialists that know the sector as well as anyone. We look forward to partnering with them on this new venture.”

The objective of the strategy is to invest in low risk/high reward opportunities through a concentrated portfolio of public gold mining companies where the co-managers can help bridge the gap in access to financing, value realization and market perception.

About Sprott

Sprott is an alternative asset manager and a global leader in precious metal and real asset investments. Through its subsidiaries in Canada, the US and Asia, the Company is dedicated to providing investors with best-in-class investment strategies that include Exchange Listed Products, Alternative Asset Management and Private Resource Investments. The Company also operates Merchant Banking and Brokerage businesses in both Canada and the US. Sprott is based in Toronto with offices in New York, Carlsbad and Vancouver and its common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol (TSX:SII). For more information, please visit www.sprott.com.

About Tocqueville

The Tocqueville Trust was organized as an open-end management company in 1986 to hold the Tocqueville Fund, which launched in 1987. Over the next several decades, complementary funds were added to create the Tocqueville Family of Funds (“the Funds”). Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. (“TAM”) provides investment management and advisory services to all of the Funds. TAM has been managing institutional and private client accounts since its founding in 1985 with a focus on growing and preserving clients’ long-term capital. The experienced investment professionals of TAM manage accounts, including the Funds, utilizing independent thinking and rigorous research. For more information, please visit www.tocquevillefunds.com.

Investor contact information:

Glen Williams
Managing Director
Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
(416) 943-4394

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