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Ternium, Tenaris Up Their Stake in Usiminas

Written by Laura Miller

Ternium and Tenaris have upped their stake in Brazilian steelmaker Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. (Usiminas).

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Ternium’s Brazilian subsidiary Confab Industrial S.A., Ternium Investments, and Ternium Argentina, collectively known as the T/T group within the controlling group of Usiminas, closed on a previously announced acquisition of 68.7 million ordinary shares of Usiminas.

The shares were purchased at a price of 10 Brazilian Reais ($2.03) per share from Japan’s Nippon Steel, Mitsubishi, and MetalOne. The total price paid for the increased shares was upwards of $139 million.

Pursuant to the transaction, Tenaris put forward approximately $23 million in cash for 11 million shares, effectively increasing its stake in Usiminas to 9.8%.

Usiminas is based in Belo Horizonte and operates iron ore mines and flat-rolled steelmaking operations throughout Brazil.

Ternium and Tenaris, both headquartered in Luxembourg, are a part of the Techint Group. Ternium is a flat-rolled steelmaker with facilities in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Central America, and the US. Tenaris produces seamless and welded pipe and tube products with manufacturing facilities in 16 countries.

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