South Africa rejects Imerys-Andalusite Resources merger

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The regulator cited evident competition issues that would have led to a situation of monopoly in South African andalusite supply and could have resulted in higher prices as well as lower availability to local customers.

Andalusite Resources  
(Source: Andalusite Resources)

The South African Competition Tribunal has today rejected the proposed merger between Imerys South Africa Pty and Andalusite Resources Ltd (AR), which would have effectively given Imerys control over more than 80% of global andalusite supply.

After over a year of legal discussions, the tribunal has given...

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