Miner Kaz agrees to £3bn buyout deal from chairman-led group
Mining News Pro - Kaz Minerals said on Wednesday it has agreed to be acquired by a consortium led by its chairperson Oleg Novachuk, in an all-cash deal that values the London-listed miner at £3-billion ($3.91-billion).

Nova Resources, a company owned by Novachuk and Kaz director Vladimir Kim, will pay 640p per Kaz share, the miner said.

Kaz shares scaled their highest in one and a half years in early trade. They were up 10% at 629p by 08:11 GMT.

Novachuk and Kim already own stakes of 7.8% and 31.6% in Kaz, respectively, according to Refinitiv data.

The consortium believes Kaz`s long term interests are best served as a private company, the miner said.

Kaz Minerals, the largest copper producer in Kazakhstan, said an independent committee considered the terms of the deal to be "fair and reasonable".

Like miners across the globe, Kaz earlier this year cut its 2020 capital spend and warned of production delays as it dealt with disruptions due to the coronavirus crisis.

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