Turkey’s Tosyali Holding Buys Montenegrin Steel Mill in Niksic

April 30 (Bloomberg) -- Toscelik Profil Ve Sac Endustrisi AS won an auction to buy Zeljezara AD Niksic, paying 15.1 million euros ($20 million) for the unprofitable Montenegrin steel plant.

Toscelik, part of Tosyali Holding, bought the Niksic-based mill after four previous auctions failed, Montenegro’s Economy Minister Vladimir Kavaric said in a statement on the government’s website today. Zeljezara’s court-appointed receivership administration set the asking price at 15 million euros in the latest auction, half of what it asked in January.

The steelworks was put into bankruptcy a year ago when a workers union demanded overdue wages.

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