Japanese steel firm Kyoei Steel has registered to purchase two million shares in Viet-Italy Steel JSC (VIS) to increase its ownership to 70.42 per cent.— Photo cafef.vn
HÀ NỘI — Japanese steel firm Kyoei Steel has registered to purchase two million shares in Viet-Italy Steel JSC (VIS) to increase its ownership to 70.42 per cent.
Kyoei now holds 50 million shares of the Vietnamese steel producer, or 67.7 per cent of the firm’s capital. Transactions will be carried out between July 19 and August 16, 2018.
Kyoei became the strategic partner of VIS in late 2017 after buying more than 14.7 million shares, or 20 per cent ownership, from previous shareholder of VIS – Thái Hưng Company.
In May 2018, the Japanese firm purchased another 33.2 million VIS shares from Thái Hưng Company and replaced the latter as the strategic investor of VIS with 65 per cent ownership.
In early July, Kyoei completed he purchase of another two million VIS shares via put-through method to increase its stake in VIS to the current 67.7 per cent.
Viet-Italy Steel JSC is listed on the HCM Stock Exchange under code VIS. The company shares inched up 0.3 per cent to close Wednesday at VNĐ30,000 (US$1.33) per share. — VNS