Tata Steel approves joint venture with Thyssenkrupp

New Delhi: The board of Tata Steel has approved the terms to create a 50:50 joint venture of Tata Steel’s European steel businesses and Thyssenkrupp AG.

The Board has also adopted resolutions for the signing of the definitive agreement. This follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding(MoU) in September 2017, Tata Steel said in a BSE filing.

According to the filing, the formal execution of the definitive agreements is expected shortly.

The proposed JV between two of the world’s major steel companies will combine Thyssenkrupp’s and Tata Steel’s European steel operations to create Europe’s second-largest steelmaker after steel tycoon Lakshmi N Mittal’s ArcelorMittal.

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