Imerys eyes Alteo to revamp refractory arm

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Monday, 01 August 2016

Faced with persisting weakness in its refractory products operations, the French producer is capitalising on its experience in acquisitions to revamp the business through external input.

Imerys’ latest offer to acquire Alteo’s fused and tabular alumina operations can be seen as part of the company’s strategy to improve the outlook of its underperforming refractory materials divisions.

The French group has a known history of pursuing strategic acquisitions to strengthen its own divisions. The offer to take...

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