Competition Commission clears Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corp's 51% acquisition in Sanyo Steel

New Delhi: Competition watchdog CCI has cleared Japan-based Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation's acquisition of 51 percent shareholding in Sanyo Steel.

Besides, the regulator has approved the transfer of 100 percent shareholding in Ovako to Sanyo Steel.

According to the CCI, Nippon Steel is based in Tokyo and is engaged in the business of manufacture and sales of tubes and pipes and auto parts in India and its presence in manufacture of these steel products is limited in the country.

Competition Commission clears Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corps 51% acquisition in Sanyo Steel

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In a tweet on Monday, the CCI said it "approves acquisition of 51 percent shareholding in Sanyo Special Steel by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal; and transfer of 100 percent shareholding in Ovako AB to Sanyo."

Sanyo manufactures special steel and in India it has a presence through its two subsidiaries namely, Sanyo Special Steel India and Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel Pvt Ltd.

Mahindra Sanyo is a joint venture between Sanyo (51 per cent) Mahindra and Mahindra (29 percent) and Mitsui and Co Ltd (20 percent).

In June, Nippon Steel had announced acquisition of Sweden-based steel maker Ovako and made it a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Deals beyond a certain threshold are required to get clearance from the Competition Commission of India (CCI).

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Updated Date: Dec 04, 2018 10:56:56 IST

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