Jinzhou Titanium to Be Acquired
Jinzhou Titanium Industry Co., Ltd. (Jinzhou Titanium), the only chloride TiO2 manufacturer in China, is on the way to be acquired.
On 20 March, the local government reports that the equity deal of Hongkong Hanxing Investment Co., Ltd. (Hongkong Hanxing) to acquire Jinzhou Titanium has been approved by the Ministry of Commerce of P. R. C. (MOC) recently, accompanied by a Certificate of Approval for Establishment of Enterprises with Investment of Taiwan, Hongkong, Macao and Overseas Chinese in the People's Republic of China. The value of the acquisition is USD94.9 million, becoming the largest foreign acquisition project in Jinzhou City by now.
After being acquired, Jinzhou Titanium will get a total investment of USD121.8 million and a registered capital of USD40.5 million. And it will continue to operate TiO2 production.
Hongkong Hanxing, a subsidiary of CITIC Group Corporation (CITIC Group) will get all the equity of Jinzhou Titanium that held by CITIC Jinzhou Metal Co., Ltd. (CITIC Jinzhou Metal, also a subsidiary of CITIC Group) through the acquisition.
The acquisition, required to be under review by MOC and other five Chinese ministries, turns out to be time-consuming. Luckily, a lot of effort made by local foreign trade and economic cooperation departments has gone into promoting the approval progress of the acquisition.
Source: TiO2 China Monthly Report 1203
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