After a series of deals, Rockwood Holdings (ROC) management now has the business it says it wanted. In agreeing to sell the ceramics, clay-based additives, and pigments businesses, Rockwood is not only about to be flush with cash, but a company highly focused on and committed to its lithium and surface treatment businesses.
That's perfectly fine with me, as I think there are solid reasons to expect good growth in lithium demand and I believe Rockwood can put surplus capital to work expanding the surface treatment operations through select/precision acquisitions. What's not so fine with me is the valuation. I get that many investors are enamored of what electric vehicle adoption could mean for future lithium demand,...
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