Will Rio take the plunge into M&A?

Original article by Brad Thompson
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 19 : 1-Mar-19

Rio Tinto has signalled that it is open to acquisitions, but CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques stresses that any deals must create value for shareholders. Ben Cleary of Tribeca Investment Partners has identified copper miner SolGold as a prime target for Rio Tinto, and he says other potential targets could include OZ Minerals and Freeport-McMoran. Glyn Lawcock of UBS cautions that the wrong acquisition could undo much of the progress Rio Tinto has made in restoring investors’ confidence in recent years.

CORPORATES
RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, TRIBECA INVESTMENT PARTNERS PTY LTD, SOLGOLD PLC, OZ MINERALS LIMITED – ASX OZL, FREEPORT-McMORAN COPPER AND GOLD INCORPORATED, UBS HOLDINGS PTY LTD, BHP GROUP LIMITED – ASX BHP, NEWCREST MINING LIMITED – ASX NCM

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