Financing was tough to come by in 2013; however, if the numbers are correct, it looks like 2014 is starting on a more positive note. As Mineweb's Kip Keen recently pointed out, the resource sector saw more than C$480 million worth of equity financing for the month of January compared to the $410 million seen in the final quarter of 2013. And, further to that, it appears that a significant portion of these financings came in the form of multimillion-dollar bought deals. With the influx in financing hinting at a more positive sentiment in the resource market, it stands to be reasoned that the companies that made it through 2013′s " survival mode" are worth a closer look. Here is a look a three gold companies that recently announced bought deals. Lydian International (TSX:LYD) announced a C$15 million bought-deal financing on January 28. The agreement, signed by a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities, and including Scotia Capital, BMO Capital Markets and National Bank Financial, was for 15 million ordinary shares of Lydian at a price of $1 per share. The underwriters also have an over-allotment option to purchase an additional 2.25 million shares at the same price for a total of $17.25 million. The company expects to close the financing on February 18. Lydian intends to use the funds to move forward with the Amulsar gold project in Armenia, which includes the completion of a bankable feasibility study and detailed engineering. The remainder of the proceeds will be used for general working capital. Prior to the announcement of the bought deal, Lydian announced that Howard Stevenson had been selected by the Board of Directors to head up the company into the next phase of its development.