Cold Steel: Lakshmi Mittal and the Multi-Billion-Dollar Battle for a Global Empire

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Little, Brown Book Group, Oct 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 352 pages

When the world's two largest steel producers went head to head in a bitter struggle for market domination, an epic corporate battle ensued that sent shockwaves through the political corridors of Europe, overheated the world's financial markets and transformed the steel industry. Billions of dollars were at stake.

At the heart of the battle were two men: Guy Dollé, Chairman and CEO of Luxembourg-based Arcelor, the world's largest steel producer by turnover and Lakshmi Mittal, a self-made Indian industrialist and the richest man in Great Britain. Only one could prevail . . .

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Very good thriller

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A really compelling read. Couldn't put it down once I started reading it. Was like a thriller though it was a really factual account of the takeover of Arcelor by Mittal Steel.
Would have enjoyed
it a little more if they'd explored a bit more into the steel empire of Mittal while giving the amount of attention that was given to the takeover battle.
But otherwise it was worth a read any day

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About the author (2009)

Tim Bouquet is a journalist, writer, editor, broadcaster and traveller. He contributes to leading titles including the Telegraph Magazine and The Times Magazine. Byron Ousey was at the heart of the Mittal v. Arcelor battle, advising the government of Luxembourg, where Arcelor was based.

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