Mittal Steel: Consolidating US Operations


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Case Length : 12 Pages
Period : 1998 - 2005
Pub Date : 2005
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : Mittal Steel
Industry : Steel
Countries : USA

Abstract:

With the acquisition of the US-based International Steel Group (ISG) for $4.5 billion, Lakshmi Mittal (Mittal) Chairman of Ispat International is poised to become the head of the world's largest steel company. This is Mittal's second acquisition in the US, the first being Inland Steel (in 1998). Mittal is keen to integrate his US mills to achieve economies of scale, negotiate better prices from the suppliers and guarantee customers a stable source of supply. Mittal hopes to realise savings and revenue gains worth $1 billion a year. Unlike Mittal's previous acquisitions, ISG has already gone through a major cost-cutting exercise. Analysts wonder whether Mittal will be able to add much value to the acquisition.

Contents:

  Page No.
Introduction 1
The Inland Acquisition 2
The ISG deal 4
The Road Ahead 6
Exhibits 8

Keywords:

USA, Ispat, Inland, ISG (International Steel Group), Acquisition, Mittal Steel, Largest steel company, Regional economies of scale, Product mix, Steel, Turnaround, Lakshmi MIttal, DRI (direct reduced iron)

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