2017 audi s5 - Posco, the 4th biggest steelmaker around the world, and also the Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., the largest shipyard, will certainly purchase risks in each various other to improve participation and also reinforce defenses against hostile proposals, Posco stated the other day.
The Pohang-based steelmaker is anticipated to invest 346.6 billion won which amounts US$ 373 million so regarding get a 1.9 percent risk in Hyundai Heavy held by the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co, Posco claimed in a regulative declaring. In return, Hyundai Mipo will acquire concerning 872,000 Posco shares.
Lee Ku Taek, the Posco president, will certainly be joining worldwide competitors in enhancing defenses to make certain the firm's independence as industry debt consolidation accelerates. The company claimed last month that 41 percent of its shares were had by supposed pleasant financiers which currently consist of the Nippon Steel Corp.
The stake acquisitions are small, however they will certainly add to Posco's friendly shareholdings,"said Kim Gyung Jung, an analyst at Samsung Securities Co in Seoul. The bargains are? great for Posco's stock as there will be a lot more need for it.
In 2006, the Mittal Steel Co. bought Arcelor SA for US$ 38.3 billion so as to form the Arcelor Mittal - the largest steel manufacturer worldwide. The step is done to cope with the growing international sector as well as to enhance bargaining power with providers and also customers. Additionally, India's Tata Steel Ltd purchased Corus Group Plc for $12 billion in January.
Posco shares, the second most valuable supply on the benchmark Kospi index, got 2,500 won or 0.6 percent to 400,000 won Thursday. That matched the document closing on April 24. The news came after the market's close at 3 in the afternoon.
Posco, which is 59 percent had by abroad capitalists, counts Nippon Steel, the second biggest metalmaker worldwide, as its greatest investor and also ally. On October 20, Nippon Steel and Posco stated they would certainly invest more than $900 million to boost risks in each various other. The Japanese steel manufacturer claimed last month that it owned a five percent risk in Posco.
"We remain in talks," Posco spokeswoman Ko Min Jin said today, replying to report in the Korea Economic Daily that Posco and also the globe's biggest shipyard may take one percent stakes in each various other. One percent stake in Posco deserves about 348 billion won or 375 million bucks. A comparable stake in Hyundai Heavy deserves about 185 billion won. Hyundai cold air consumption need to have been blowing favorable vibes for the automaker.
Asian steelmakers like Posco and also Nippon Steel are speeding up to enhance their market price and take protective strategies against possible takeovers after Mittal Steel Co.'s $38.3 billion takeover this year of its largest rival, Arcelor SA. Posco's share cost has actually raised recently on conjecture that the steelmaker, which is possessed 60 percent by foreign investors, might become a prime target for an aggressive takeover effort by Mittal Steel.
In 2014, the two steelmakers claimed they would certainly invest greater than $900 million to increase stakes in each various other. South Korea's National Pension Fund, the nation's largest institutional investor, possesses 2.9 percent of Posco. In December, billionaire capitalist Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. also disclosed it possesses a 4 percent share in Posco.