Mittal acquires 50% stake in Lukoil's Kazakh assets
The stake will allow Lakshmi N Mittal to set up a joint venture that would control hydrocarbon production in five oil regions.business Updated: Apr 25, 2007 19:18 IST
Billionaire Lakshmi N Mittal has completed acquisition of Russian oil firm Lukoil's 50 per cent stake in a Kazakhstan energy firm for $980 million (nearly Rs 4,018 crore).
The stake acquired by Mittal Investments Sarl in Caspian Investments Resources Ltd would allow the India-born steel tycoon to set up a joint venture that would control hydrocarbon production in five oil regions in the Central Asian country.
"Caspian Investment Resources Ltd, which was Lukoil Overseas' 100 per cent subsidiary, has become a joint venture of Lukoil Overseas and Mittal Investments, where each holds 50 per cent stake," the Russian firm said in a release.
Under the deal, Mittal Investments, the holding company of Mittal Group, has also taken over 50 per cent of Caspian's outstanding debt totalling about 175 million dollar, the release added.
First Published: Apr 25, 2007 14:35 IST