At least ten companies, based in China, Japan, India and the
west, submitted preliminary offers for the South African miner
in April, Metal Bulletin reported at the time. Fellow
manganese ore producers South32 and United Manganese of
Kalahari (UMK) have been named among them, along with Chinese
electrolytic manganese metal producer Ningxia Tianyuan
Manganese Industry Co (TMI) and Chinese investment group Citic
Dameng. An acquisition of Tshipi either by South32 or by...