Oct. 6, 2014, 7:17 PM
- Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) says it rejected an informal approach from Glencore (OTCPK:GLCNF, OTCPK:GLNCY) about a potential merger in August and has had no further contact.
- Rio rose 9.1% in the session after a Bloomberg report around midday said Glencore had been laying the groundwork for a potential deal with Rio next year and has reached out to Rio’s biggest investor, Chinalco (NYSE:ACH), to gauge its interest in a deal.
- Clarkson Capital notes that while a strategic merger would make sense, it believes too many obstacles would need to be overcome for a deal to happen; also, Rio's ADR share price is down less than 10% YTD even as iron ore prices are down more than 40% (Briefing.com).
Oct. 6, 2014, 12:16 PM
- Rio Tinto (RIO +9.8%) skyrockets on a Bloomberg report that Glencore (OTCPK:GLCNF, OTCPK:GLNCY) is laying the groundwork for a potential merger with the company in the next year that would create the world’s largest mining company.
- Glencore is said to have has reached out in recent weeks to Chinese state-backed Chinalco (NYSE:ACH), which is Rio’s largest shareholder with a ~9.8% stake, to gauge its interest in a potential deal.
- However, no talks are yet underway between the two companies, no formal offer has been made, and none is likely before the end of 2014.
Sep. 3, 2012, 6:17 AM
Jul. 3, 2012, 9:06 AM
Ivanhoe Mines (IVN) and Chalco (ACH) agree to extend the deadline for their takeover bid for SouthGobi Resources (SGQRF.PK) to Aug. 3. ACH seeks to make a proportional takeover bid for up to 60% but not less than 56% of SouthGobi common shares at C$8.48/share. IVN +0.5%, ACH -1.5% premarket.| Jul. 3, 2012, 9:06 AM | 1 Comment
Apr. 2, 2012, 3:25 AM
Chalco (ACH) bids for a controlling stake in Mongolia-focused miner SouthGobi Resources (SGQRF.PK), offering C$8.48/share vs. SouthGobi's previous Toronto close of C$6.44. The U.S. dollar value of the deal would be nearly $930M. Ivanhoe Mines (IVN), which owns ~58% of SouthGobi, looks favorably on the offer.| Apr. 2, 2012, 3:25 AM