FMC rumoured to be in final talks on soda ash sale

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott, Adam Page
Published: Thursday, 29 January 2015

FMC is one of the world’s leading suppliers of soda ash and last year posted good results on the back of positive optimisation and higher sales in this sector. All eyes will be peeled this week to see if the sale of the unit will be adding to the capacity of one of its competitors, or be managed by a private equity firm new to the industry.

US-based soda ash and lithium producer FMC Corp. is rumoured to be going through final offers for its soda ash business this week, after holding talks with its US-based competitors and private equity firms.

FMC CFO Paul Graves said in a conference call in October that the company was looking...

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