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De Beers Diamonds Won't Bid For BHP Billiton

19 june 2012

As one of the major players in the diamond mining world looks to exit the stage and sells off its industry assets, another leading diamond company has ruled out the possibility that it will purchase the mines, Israelidiamond.co.il reported.
Fox Business reports that De Beers has decided that it will not place a bid on a diamond mine currently owned by BHP Billiton.
BHP has already come to terms over the sale of its majority holding in the Chidliak diamond exploration project to the project's minority stakeholder, Peregrine Diamonds. But BHP's largest asset, also in northern Canada, is the Ekati diamond mine. De Beers, which also operates diamond mines in northern Canada, was thought to be a potential buyer for Ekati, but De Beers London spokesperson Lynette Gould has publicly denied that De Beers is in the running to purchase the mine.
There are still two other companies that may be in the market for the Ekati mine: diamond company Harry Winston and financial equity company KKR & Co.