Grupo Mexico makes an all cash $1.3bn bid for Asarco

Grupo Mexico and Vedanta Resources are slugging it out for control over US copper company Asarco LLC. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Grupo Mexico has offered $1.3bn in cash to a court, which is hearing the bankruptcy proceedings against Asarco. Vedanta Resources, which is the holding company for the Sterlite group, has bid higher at $1.7bn but this is a combination of $1.1bn in cash and the rest in notes (fixed income instruments.

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