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July 15, 2014
08:54 EDTALB, ROCAlbemarle says Rockwood merge to be accretive to cash earnings in first year
Albemarle (ALB) says it views its merge with Rockwood (ROC) as a "decisive move." Says transactions accelerates growth, enhances earnings profile and doubles Albemarle's size. Expects revenue growth to be well above GDP. Says "well positioned" for core earnings growth drivers to drive business. Says the transaction will generate "strong" free cash flow to allow for the company to continually invest in key growth drivers. Says transaction will enable to Albemarle to have more consistent and predictable earnings growth to drive long-term value creation going forward. Expects transaction to be accretive to cash earnings in the first year and adjusted EPS in the second year. Says combined company will create $500M in cash flow on a pro forma basis in first year, rising substantially going forward as the company grows. Expects the transaction to generate cost synergies of $100M to be fully realized in 2016. Comments made during the conference call in which Albemarle and Rockwood discussed their merger.
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September 10, 2014
17:04 EDTALB, ROCAlbemarle announces expiration of HSR waiting period for Rockwood acquisition
Albemarle (ALB) announced the expiration of the waiting period for U.S. antitrust review under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 in connection with the company's previously announced acquisition of Rockwood Holdings (ROC). The waiting period expired at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time on September 8.
06:40 EDTROCEC approves Huntsman's acquisition of Rockwood's titanium dioxide businesses
Rockwood (ROC) announced that the European Commission has approved the previously announced sale of its Titanium Dioxide Pigments and four other non-strategic businesses to Huntsman (HUN) for an enterprise value of $1.275B, including the assumption of $225M in pension obligations. The European Commissionís conditional approval follows Huntsman entering into an agreement to sell its TR52 ink grade business to Henan Billions Chemicals. The transaction with Henan is expected to close shortly after the European Commissionís approval of the buyer. The Rockwood businesses being sold include Titanium Dioxide Pigments, Color Pigments & Services, Timber Treatment Chemicals, Rubber/Thermoplastics Compounding, and Water Chemistry. This transaction is expected to close in late September or early October.
06:35 EDTROCHuntsman $1.1B deal for Rockwood unit approved by EU, Reuters says
The European Commission approved Huntsman's (HUN) proposed $1.1B buyout offer for Rockwood's (ROC) titanium dioxide pigment division after agreeing to sell its global TR52 unit, according to Reuters, citing comments from the EU antitrust watchdog. Reference Link
September 8, 2014
07:21 EDTALBKeyBanc to hold a conference
2014 Basic Materials & Packaging Conference to be held in Boston on September 8-10.
September 5, 2014
10:28 EDTALBHigh option volume stocks
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