Reassessment Of Diamond Properties: A Trend?
While that option may sound fairly simplistic in discussion, the complexity of putting it into practice should not be underestimated. And, there hasn't been any indication from the companies that they are considering it.
Speculation as to who may show interest in acquiring Rio Tinto's and BHP Billiton's assets includes private equity firms and other miners. Whether the potential divestment of these assets translates into an opportunity to further diversify the diamond industry or into a move back toward consolidation remains to be seen.
However, industry insiders warn that it will take more than financial savvy and deep pockets to be successful in this arena.
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