Severstal North America, a subsidiary of OAO Severstal, today announced that The Renco Group, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Severstal’s
operations at Warren, OH, Wheeling, WV, and Sparrows Point, MD. The transaction
is expected to close in March 2011, and is subject to customary closing
conditions, including expiration or early termination
As transaction consideration, Severstal will receive $125 million in cash, a $100 million secured note, and the repayment of $317 million
The Renco Group, Inc. is a family owned, private holding company that makes long term investments in companies across a range of industries including mining, mineral recovery, metals production / fabrication, defense, and automotive supply industries.
“The sale of Warren, Wheeling, and Sparrows Point marks a strategic refocusing of our North American operations,” said Sergei Kuznetsov, CEO of Severstal International. “The sale of these assets will enable Severstal North America to evolve into a stronger and more focused organization that is better able to serve our North American customers,” Mr. Kuznetsov concluded.
Evercore Partners is acting as Severstal’s financial adviser, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP are acting as Severstal’s legal advisers.
Severstal North America
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About Severstal North America
Severstal North America is a major steelmaker in the United States and specializes in the full range of the high quality light flat rolled products.
Fully integrated operations and corporate headquarters are located in Dearborn,
About Severstal International
Severstal International is an operating division of OAO Severstal comprising the North American and European segments.
About OAO Severstal
OAO Severstal is an international steel and mining company with a listing on the Russian Trading System, Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. The company focuses on high value added and unique niche products and operates high quality assets in Russia, North America and Europe.
About the Renco Group
The Renco Group is a family owned private investment holding company founded
in 1975. Its portfolio includes a wide range of industries including mining and mineral recovery, defense equipment, metal fabrication and automotive supply.
The group makes