Icahn vows to sell CMC foreign assets
Dec 12, 2011 | 12:01 PM
| Anne Riley
NEW YORK Billionaire investor Carl Icahn would strip Commercial Metals Co. (CMC) of its "ridiculous" international assets and refocus it as a U.S. scrap company after merging it with his wholly owned PSC Metals Inc. if his CMC takeover bid is successful, he told AMM in a telephone interview.
"These ridiculous investments have lost a lot of money," Icahn said following the launch of his formal tender offer to acquire all outstanding CMC shares (AMM, Dec. 12).
If Icahns unsolicited bid for the Irving, Texas-based steelmaker and scrap processor is accepted, among the first things to go will be many of the companys assets across Europe, Asia and Australia, he said. "They have a scrapyard in Singaporedoes that make sense? They bought an operation in Australiadoes that make sense?"....
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