London, England — 06 November 2012 – Leading global trader Glencore International is speculated to be one of four bidders for Anglo American’s Amapa iron ore mine, which has been judged a non-core asset by the UK-listed mining giant.
Miningmx reports that Glencore is joined by Russian steel producer Severstal, a privately-owned mining group Zamin and Australia’s Centaurus in bidding for the mine that Anglo first bought in 2008 as part of its US$5.5 billion Minas Rio acquisition.
Glencore, Severstal and Zamin declined to comment, according to Reuters. The mine is situated in northern Brazil.
Anglo, which owns 70% of Amapa, wants to focus on Minas Rio, an acquisition that has drawn the criticism from Anglo’s shareholders following cost overruns and regulatory-linked delays in commissioning.
An internal valuation put Amapa’s value at US$1.5 billion, although the price of iron ore has fallen significantly since the valuation was done, therefore the stake in Amapa would be worth less than US$1.5 billion, Reuters estimated.
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