Severstal acquires Ireland's Celtic Resources
Russian steelmaker Severstal has completed the acquisition of Ireland-based Celtic Resources. Severstal paid 162 million Pounds – that's about $US 319 million – for 100% Celtic, which owns gold and molybdenum mines in Kazakhstan.
Severstal's owner Aleksey Mordashov said he is considering building up a gold business to rank among Russia's top four miners of the precious metal.
He then plans to spin it off as a separate company.
Severstal has been buying undeveloped gold fields in Siberia in the last few months.