Work hard and you will find success

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Anglo Rejects Xstrata Offer

23 june 2009

The board of Anglo American unanimously rejected Xstrata's merger offer, worth some $68 billion, on the grounds the merger is not in the company's best interest and even if it was, "the terms proposed by Xstrata were totally unacceptable", RAPAPORT reported. The board has therefore concluded that the strategic case for the combination is unattractive for Anglo American shareholders," the company said in a statement Monday, responding to an offer launched June 21.
The company added that such a merger would dilute its exposure to platinum, iron ore and diamond assets, which offsets the benefit of more exposure to nickel and zinc production. If a deal were to occur despite the board's rejection, Xstrata could stand to gain considerably more than Anglo American, according to Juan Carlos Guajardo, director of Chile's copper and mining research center Cesco.
"Xstrata would obtain a considerably larger level of diversification than Anglo American, which already has a wide range of geographically diverse assets in its portfolio," Guajardo said via email. Both companies are also at different stages of their development: Xstrata in search of more immediate growth while Anglo American has its eye more cautiously fixed on the long term, he added.
However, both companies have similar levels of debt, which might benefit them given the current financial perspective, Guajardo said.
A merger would create a group with a combined market cap of some $68 billion, based upon closing share prices June 19. That compares with market cap of more than $140 billion of the world's largest miner BHP Billiton.