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Corporate Jun 14, 2012

Jindal Steel likely to buy German co SMS Meer for Rs 2,000 cr

By Firstbiz Staff

Jindal Steel is likely to acquire German steel maker SMS Meer for around Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,000 crore in a bid to expand its European operations, reports CNBC-TV18's Kritika Saxena.

Jindal Steel has already completed the due diligence for the German company and the deal is likely to be announced within the next ten days.

Reuters

SMS Meer is part of the European SMS Group which largely produces copper, aluminium and steel. The company has an order intake of 1.3 billion orders and employs 3,000 people.

Jindal Steel and Power is also eyeing assets in Australia and Mongolio. Recently it had to pull out of Bolivia's largest power plant, valued at $2.1 billion, due to commitment from the Bolivia government.

by Firstbiz Staff

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