logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Cookson Group To Sell US Precious Metals Unit To Richline Group - Quick Facts

Cookson Group plc (CKSN.L) reached an agreement to sell its US Precious Metals business, an operation that forms part of its Precious Metals division, to Richline Group Inc., an unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Earlier, Cookson announced that, following the US Precious Metals business becoming loss-making, it had begun a strategic review and significant downsizing of the business. Subsequently, Richline expressed an interest in buying this business, and on 22 February 2012, Cookson and Richline inked a deal for Richline to acquire the business, subject to normal legal and regulatory closing provisions which may be completed in the 2012 second quarter.

The net cash consideration is subject to closing balance sheet adjustments but is expected to be sufficient for Cookson's exit from the business to be cash neutral, including taking into account the restructuring and other costs incurred in preparing the business for sale. The gross assets of the businesses being acquired by Richline are nearly $69.8m or 44.4 million pounds, while the net assets are about $60.2 milion.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
Germany, a clean-power trendsetter country, is planning to introduce hydrogen powered trains. The environment friendly "Coradia iLint" long distance passenger hydrails are expected to be operational by the end of 2017. Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. are shutting down Shomi, the subscription video-on-demand service run by the two Canadian companies. Shomi said it will shut down operations on November 30, 2016, just two years since its launch. Shomi was viewed as a Canadian competitor to Netflix. Canadian women's fashion retailer Aritzia LP has raised C$400 million in its initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Aritzia, Boston-based private equity firm Berkshire Partners LLC, and founder as well as CEO Brian Hill sold 25 million subordinate voting shares for C$16 per share, at the high end of its marketed range of C$14 to C$16 per share.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT