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The Takeover of Arcelor by Mittal Steel (A): Change in a Mature Global Industry
Jonathan Story ; James Burnham and Martin Flash
Copyright: 2007 INSEAD
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 The Takeover of Arcelor by Mittal Steel: Change in a Matur...
There are two cases. Both concern the six-month battle in 2006 to create the steel group, Arcelor Mittal, by far the largest steel company in the world, combining as it did the two largest companies. The takeover was of interest because it was the focus of three bitter debates: shareholder interests versus stakeholder interests, European champions versus global champions and the merits of either, and financial strategy versus industrial strategy The first case concentrates essentially on the political, financial and environmental issues (all in the wide sense) of the takeover. The second case looks more deeply at the specifically steel (and hence industrial) issues.

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