Report: SerbiaТs Hefestos Capital buys 2 TMK plants in Romania
MOSCOW, Jan 24 (PRIME) -- Serbian investment company Hefestos Capital has acquired Artrom Steel Tubes, formerly known as TMK-Artrom of RussiaТs oil and gas pipe producer TMK that unites two metallurgical plants in Romania, Romanian newswire Profit.ro reported on Tuesday.
УWe are happy to inform you that we bought 100% in Artrom Steel Tubes, the most important industrial group in Romania and one of the leaders in production premium pipes with special applications,Ф Profit.ro reported quoting Hefestos Capital co-owner Milutin Nikolic.
Leonid Khazanov, an independent industry expert, said that the deal could range from U.S. $100 million to $200 million. TMKТs Romanian division unites two plants, the first of which can produce 450,000Ц500,000 tonnes of steel per year, while the second produces around 200,000 tonnes of seamless pipes per year. The division also has sales offices in Italy and Germany, Khazanov said.
Since December 2022, TMK stopped consolidating the European subsidiaries into the group. TMK-Artrom CEO Adrian Popescu, TMK Italia CEO Luca Zorzi, and head of TMK Industrial Solutions Michael Christopher were also excluded from the list of affiliates.