U.S. Silica Holdings to Acquire EP Minerals for US$750 Million

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc of Frederick, MD has announced a definitive agreement to acquire EP Minerals of Reno, NV for US$750 million. EP Minerals is a global producer of engineered materials derived from industrial minerals including diatomaceous earth, calcium bentonite and perlite with annual sales of over US$200 million. EP Minerals’ products are used as...

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Prince Acquired by American Securities

Prince International Corp of Houston, TX has announced that it has been acquired by American Securities LLC, a leading private equity firm. Since 2003, Prince has been majority owned by affiliates of Palladium Equity Partners LLC. Under Palladium’s ownership, Prince has grown from a small, regional processor of minerals to become one of the largest...

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Nemaska Seeks Funds for Whabouchi Lithium Project in Quebec

Nemaska Lithium Inc of Quebec City, QC has provided an update on its efforts to raise US$775-825 million to fund the construction, commissioning. working capital and reserve funds for its Whabouchi lithium mine and Shawinigan electrochemical plant. The company has signed a non-binding term sheet for a US$150 million streaming facility, is in advanced discussions...

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Voyageur Minerals Inks MOU with Innovation Metals

Voyageur Minerals Ltd of Calgary, AB has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Innovation Metals Corp (IMC) of Toronto, ON to access IMC’s proprietary processing technology for the production of high purity barium sulfate. The MOU proposes the creation of a joint venture between the two companies to build a pilot-scale testing plant and...

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GrafTech Launches IPO with Brookfield Shares

GrafTech International Ltd of Brooklyn Heights, OH has announced the launch of an initial public offering of 37.78 million shares of its common stock. The shares are being offered by the sole stockholder, an affiliate of Brookfield Business Partners LP, at an initial offering price per share between US$21 and US$24. GrafTech is a world leader in...

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