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The Four Major Mergers in the History of Nippon Steel and Its Enlightenment to Steel Enterprises

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As a benchmark enterprise in the international steel industry, Nippon Steel Corporation has a long history of development. It has experienced four major mergers (three legal mergers for the transfer of management rights, and one non-legal merger for non-operating rights transfer).


The period was also accompanied by small mergers of some businesses, which eventually formed the following shareholding structure characteristics: scattered equity, complex shareholding structure within the group, and operating characteristics: focusing on the main steel business and developing other businesses (such as engineering, chemical and new materials, system solutions).


The four major mergers in the history of Japanese steelmaking are:


The first merger (1970): Nippon Steel was born, leading the industry to compete in an orderly manner;


The 2nd merger (2002): Union but not union, strategic soft alliance turned crisis into opportunity;


The 3rd merger (2012): Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal was born, complementing each other’s advantages and joining forces;


The 4th merger (2019): Multiple rounds of merger to create Nippon Steel.


There are mainly two types of domestic alliance targets of Nippon Steel. The first type is domestic large blast furnace enterprises, such as Sumitomo Metal Industries and Kobe Steel; the second type is domestic electric furnace enterprises. In addition, it mainly forms alliances with blast furnace companies abroad, such as South Korea’s Pohang, China’s Baowu, and India’s Essa.


From the four major mergers in the history of Nippon Steel, the following inspiration can be obtained: The successful experience of Nippon Steel’s merger and reorganization is to adopt the method of first alliance and then timely merger. Compared with the traditional merger model, the strategic soft alliance mainly has two distinct characteristics: first, the alliance is not integrated, the enterprise still has an independent status in law, and its operation is completely autonomous; second, the member enterprises hold cross shares and strengthen the Cooperation in production, technology, sales, etc. If two iron and steel enterprises merge directly, they will face many difficulties in integration.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_btn title=”About LMM GROUP” link=”|target:_blank”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1649296177864{margin-top: 50px !important;}”]friendship Link:

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