Rockwood receives approval for acquisition of Talison Lithium in Australia Rockwood Holdings announced that the government of Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board has given its approval for the acquisition of Talison Lithium by Rockwood. In making the announcement, Rockwood's Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "With this approval, Rockwood has obtained all regulatory approvals and is therefore prepared to close the acquisition of Talison as planned in mid-December. We are aware of the so-called competing bid by another party. Rockwood has no intention of engaging in a bidding process for the acquisition of Talison.
Huntsman gets final EU approval for acquisition of Rockwood's additives business Huntsman (HUN) announced that it has received final clearance and approval from the European Commission to acquire the Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide businesses of Rockwood Holdings (ROC). The acquisition is expected to close October 1, 2014.