Uralkali rumoured to be considering Uralchem merger as a private company
Published: Wednesday, 24 June 2015
The reported interest in Uralkali merging with Uralchem is just a rumour – for now. Both producers may wish to emulate the strategy of the North American fertiliser majors in becoming integrated complex fertiliser suppliers to add value, though analysts appear unconvinced that a deal is really on the table.
Triggered by a report in Russia’s Vedomosti
newspaper, rumours that Russian fertiliser companies Uralkali
OAO and Uralchem may wish to merge and become a private company
are circulating in the fertiliser industry.
Vedomosti cited five sources in its suggestion that Uralkali
could elect to delist its shares and merge with Uralchem,
which, with a...