Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation entered into a share
purchase agreement in March, 2018 with funds advised by Triton to
acquire Ovako AB which is headquartered in Sweden and manufactures and
sells special steel aimed mainly at the European market. Having
completed all necessary procedures including the competition
authorities’ examination, NSSMC hereby announces that it has acquired
whole of the shares of Ovako and made the company a wholly owned
subsidiary on June 1st. As from today, both companies will promote
business operations in an integrated manner under common business
policies as members of the NSSMC Group.
From now on, the NSSMC Group will bring together Ovako’s highest quality products (i.e., global top-level technology regarding high-cleanliness steel for bearing steel and other such products) and NSSMC’s strengths, whereby we will provide better products, technologies, and services on a global basis. Through these, we wish to better serve our customers and to strengthen and expand its global special steel business.
NSSMC and Ovako will ensure that each company reach their full potential and realize synergies in an early stage to strengthen the position of the NSSMC Group as “The Best Steelmaker with World-Leading Capabilities”, thereby aiming to achieve sustainable growth and enhance our corporate value in the mid- to long-term.
Overview of Ovako (Consolidated Basis)
Sales - 780,000 tons (Year 2017)
Amount of Sales - 921 million Euros