US judge finds Tronox Cristal tie up would hit TiO2 competition

By William Clarke
Published: Monday, 10 December 2018

The planned takeover of Cristal by rival TiO2 producer Tronox must overcome further regulatory hurdles before it can go ahead, a US judge has said.

A judge in the United States has found that the proposed acquisition of Cristal by rival titanium dioxide producer Tronox could "substantially lessen" competition in the North American chloride-route titanium dioxide market, raising the possibility the takeover could be blocked.

Tronox on December 10 announced the...

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