CORRECTED-Minerals Technologies raises Amcol bid for second time to $1.46 bln

Mon Mar 3, 2014 9:30am EST

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March 3 (Reuters) - Minerals Technologies raised its offer for Amcol International Corp, a U.S. minerals and materials group, for the second time to $45 per share, or $1.46 billion.

The higher offer comes after Paris-based Imerys S.A. offered to buy Amcol for $42.75 per share on Feb. 26.

Minerals Technologies had previously offered to buy Amcol for $42.50 per share. (Reporting By Shubhankar Chakravorty in Bangalore; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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