Thyssenkrupp Sells Brazilian Steel Unit to Ternium

By Monica Houston-WaeschFeaturesDow Jones Newswires

Thyssenkrupp AG (TKA.XE) on Thursday said it completed the sale of its Brazilian steel operation Siderurgica do Atlantico, or CSA, to South America-focused steelmaker Ternium SA (TX) for 1.5 billion euros ($1.79 billion).

The transaction is effective retroactively to Sept. 30. It will reduce Thyssenkrupp's net financial debt "significantly," allowing its capital goods and services businesses to account for more than 75% of sales, the group said.

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"With the sale of CSA, Thyssenkrupp has now fully divested Steel Americas and achieved a further important milestone on its strategic way forward," the German company said in a release.

The company sold its processing plant in the U.S. to an ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel consortium in 2014.

Write to Monica Houston-Waesch at nikki.houston@wsj.com

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September 07, 2017 08:05 ET (12:05 GMT)