Japan's Nippon Steel to Acquire U.S. Steel for $14.9 Billion

BATS:X   United States Steel Corporation
Japan's Nippon Steel clinched a deal on Monday to buy U.S. Steel ($X.) for $14.9 billion in cash, prevailing in an auction for the 122-year-old iconic steelmaker over rivals.

The deal marks the latest step in a gradual decline for the iconic 122-year old company, which was once the largest company on the planet. It was one of the first major conglomerates and a symbol of American industrial might.
But it is no longer even the largest US steelmaker, having been surpassed by Nucor Steel years ago.

Earlier this summer the United Steelworkers union vowed to only support a proposed offer by another unionized American steel company, Cleveland Cliffs, to buy US Steel, in a cash and stock deal then valued at $32.53 a share, or 40% less than Nippon’s all cash offer. The US Steel board rejected that offer and started considering other bids.

US Steel’s statement said that Nippon Steel has a strong track record of safety in the workplace and working collaboratively with unions, that all union contracts will remain in place and that Nippon Steel is committed to maintaining these relationships uninterrupted.

Technical Analysis
U.S. Steel (NYSE: X ) has since reacted to the news of the buyout offer from Nippon Steel surging to about 26% today as of the time of writing, with the stock trading above all its Moving Averages. United States Steel has also broken the rising trend up in the medium long term.

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