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16 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Lithium Sector Powering Up To New Highs On Major Mergers And Acquisitions Deals

Lithium Sector on verge of a major 2014 52 Week High Breakout as Tesla announcement to build Gigafactory sparks major interest in sector.

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Related Topix: ROC Taiwan Fund, Financial Services, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WCAV

Voter Registrars Tackle New Voter ID Law

Registrars spent two days in Richmond this week at an annual training session put on by the Virginia Department of Elections.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Investor Alert - Rockwood Holdings, Inc.: The Law Offices of Vincent...

The Law Offices of Vincent Wong are investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in connection with the sale of the Company to Albemarle Corporation .

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Related Topix: ROC Taiwan Fund, Financial Services, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals

Law.com

New Deals

Italian lottery operator GTECH S.p. has announced that it would acquire Las Vegas-based slot machine maker International Game Technology for $6.4 billion.

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Related Topix: International Game Technology, Gaming, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Shareholder Alert: Brower Piven Announces The Investigation Of...

The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, has commenced an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the board of directors of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. relating to the proposed buyout of the Company by Albemarle Corporation .

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Related Topix: ROC Taiwan Fund, Financial Services, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals

AmericanBankingNews.com

Albemarle (ALB) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday

Albemarle will announce its Q214 earnings results on Wednesday, July 23rd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.99 per share and revenue of $646.75 million for the quarter.

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Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Albemarle and Rockwood Announce Merger to Create a Premier Specialty Chemicals Company

ENP Newswire - 17 July 2014 Release date- 16072014 - BATON ROUGE, La. and PRINCETON, N.J. - Albemarle Corporation and Rockwood Holdings, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Albemarle will acquire all outstanding shares of Rockwood in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $6.2 billion.

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Related Topix: ROC Taiwan Fund, Financial Services, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Merger, RuneHawke, Video Games, Princeton, NJ

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Bloomberg

Largest Lithium Deal Triggered by Smartphones and Teslas

Tesla Motors Former Senior Director of Finance Ryan Popple discusses his tenure at Tesla and his outlook for electric vehicles on "In The Loop."

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Related Topix: Tesla Motors, Startups, ROC Taiwan Fund, Financial Services, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Princeton, NJ, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle

AmericanBankingNews.com

Albemarle Corp.'s Hold Rating Reaffirmed at Deutsche Bank

's stock had its "hold" rating restated by investment analysts at Deutsche Bank in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Banking, JP Morgan Chase

Seeking Alpha

Albemarle Pays A Stiff Price For A Premium Asset

Albemarle is paying a 5% premium to Rockwood's all-time high for this leading lithium and metal surface treatments company.

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Related Topix: ROC Taiwan Fund, Financial Services, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Roc, Alternative

Business Journal

Up To Speed: Massive lithium-production deal signals optimism in shift to batteries

Demand for electric vehicles, and the lithium in their batteries, has driven a huge deal between Rockwood Holdings and Albemarle Corp. - Editor's note: Today we're introducing Up To Speed, a new morning roundup of national business news, trending topics and economic events from The Business Journals.

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Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Benzinga

's M&A Chatter for Tuesday July 15, 2014

The Rumor : Softbank is putting together a $45 billion financing package to finance Sprint's purchase of T-Mobile , according to sources as reported by the Wall Street Journal .

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Related Topix: SoftBank, Financial Services, Investment Services, Greensboro, NC, ROC Taiwan Fund, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals

Benzinga

Morning Market Movers

Codexis rose 82.27% to $2.57 after the company announced the signing of a platform technology license agreement with GlaxoSmithKline .

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Related Topix: Startups, Codexis, Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry, La Jolla Pharmaceutical, ROC Taiwan Fund, Financial Services, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals

Customer Interaction Solutions

Rockwood Investor Alert: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces the...

Juan E. Monteverde , a partner at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP , a leading national securities firm headquartered in New York City, is investigating the Board of Directors of Rockwood Holdings Inc. for potential breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with the sale of the Company to Albemarle Corporation for approximately $6 billion.

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Related Topix: ROC Taiwan Fund, Financial Services, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals

The Washington Post

Albemarle to Buy Lithium Producer Rockwood for $6.2 Billion

Albemarle Corp. agreed to pay $6.2 billion in cash and stock for Rockwood Holdings Inc., the world's largest producer of lithium products, which are increasingly in demand for batteries used in electric cars.

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Related Topix: ROC Taiwan Fund, Financial Services, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Computers, Goldman Sachs, Investment Services, Baton Rouge, LA

Tri-cityherald.com

Albemarle buying Rockwood in $6.2B deal

Rockwood shareholders will receive $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 of a share of Albemarle common stock for each share they own.

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Related Topix: ROC Taiwan Fund, Financial Services, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals

ABC News

Albemarle Buying Rockwood in $6.2B Deal

Specialty chemicals company Albemarle is buying counterpart Rockwood Holdings Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.2 billion.

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Related Topix: ROC Taiwan Fund, Financial Services, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals

Brandon Sun

Specialty chemicals company Albemarle buying Rockwood in cash-and-stock deal valued at $6.2B

Specialty chemicals company Albemarle is buying counterpart Rockwood Holdings Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.2 billion.

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Related Topix: ROC Taiwan Fund, Financial Services, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals

Sun Jul 13, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

Albemarle Corp. Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages

Albemarle Corp. has received an average rating of "Hold" from the nine brokerages that are covering the company, Analyst Ratings Net reports .

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Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals

Wed Jul 09, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

Albemarle Corp. Reaches New 12-Month High Following Analyst Upgrade

Shares of Albemarle Corp. reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Wednesday after Jefferies Group raised their price target on the stock from $81.00 to $85.00, Analyst Ratings Net reports.

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Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Investment Banking, Financial Services, Jefferies Group, Investment Services

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