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U.S. Steel to Acquire Lonestar Technologies for $2.1B
March 29, 2007
United States Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, has agreed to buy Lone Star Technologies, Inc., Dallas, TX, a manufacturer of welded oilfield tubular goods, for $67.50 per share in cash, or about $2.1 billion. The price is a premium of about 39% to Lone Star's closing share price March 28, 2007.   ; Lone Star Technologies, Inc. is a $1.4 billion holding company whose principal operating subsidiaries manufacture and market oilfield casing, tubing and line pipe, specialty tubing products, including finned tubes used in a variety of heat recovery applications, and flat rolled steel and other tubular products and services.   ; U. S. Steel expects that the acquisition of Lone Star will strengthen its position as a producer of tubular products for the energy sector and will create North America's largest tubular producer. The transaction will broaden U. S. Steel's energy product offerings by joining U. S. Steel's predominantly seamless tubular business with Lone Star's complementary welded tubular business, coupling manufacturing and tubular processing services.   ; Following the transaction, U. S. Steel will have annual North American tubular manufacturing capability of approximately 2.8 million tons.   ; United States Steel Corporation is an integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States and Central Europe. An integrated steelmaker uses iron ore and coke as primary raw materials for steel production, and U. S. Steel has annual raw steel production capability of 19.4 million tons in the United States and 7.4 million tons in Central Europe. The company manufactures a wide range of value-added steel products for the automotive, appliance, container, industrial machinery, construction and oil and gas industries.