Update on the sale of Bekaert’s Steel Wire Solutions businesses in Chile and Peru
On 1 March 2023, Bekaert announced it had reached an agreement on the sale of its stakes in its Steel Wire Solutions businesses in Chile and Peru to its current partners for US$ 136 million. The sale is part of Bekaert’s strategy to strengthen its business portfolio by increasing its presence in faster growing markets particularly in new mobility, green energy, and low-carbon concrete solutions, which offer higher profit margins and higher returns on capital.
The sale was subject to regulatory approvals, including competition clearance, and other closing conditions. Bekaert announces today that it has now received competition clearance approvals. Bekaert expects the outstanding conditions to be satisfied in the coming weeks and for the transaction to close in October.
- p230901E - Bekaert announces an update on the sale of its Steel Wire Solutions businesses in Chile and Peru