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Update Time – A Few Spins Which Got Sold Instead

Time for a little housecleaning as we catch up on some old news regarding a few potential spins which ended up as sales instead. Can’t win them all. Loral Space & Communications (LORL) had long talked about spinning off its Space Systems/Loral (SSL) unit to shareholders, but instead sold the division to MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates (TSX:MDA) for $875m. The… Read More »

Another Stainless Spinoff – ThyssenKrupp’s Turn

Not enough interest in silverware these days? Sure seems that way as German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp AG (TYEKF – US Pink Sheets) announced plans to spin off its stainless steel operations. The move comes  just a few months after ArcelorMittal (MT) did the same exact thing with its stainless division, Aperam (APEMY). [See our earlier posts on Aperam here… Read More »

It’s Official Now – Aperam Spun Off From ArcelorMittal

Image via Wikipedia Not surprisingly, an ‘overwhelming majority’ of ArcelorMittal (MT) shareholders approved the spinoff of its stainless and specialty steel businesses today. The new company, Aperam, will be a global leader in stainless steel production, an industry which has been plagued with overcapacity and hurt by the global slowdown. The spin is more conducive to industry consolidation… Read More »

ArcelorMittal Setting Stainless Steel Free

Image by Getty Images via @daylife ArcelorMittal’s (MT) board confirmed its plan to spin-off the company’s stainless steel division in the hope of ‘maximizing shareholder value’ and capturing the division’s growth potential. The new company, which will be called APERAM, will be listed on several international exchanges (including Euronext Paris and Amsterdam), but will only trade OTC in… Read More »