Private equity picks up Xstrata aluminium

SWISS-based mining giant Xstrata has offloaded its aluminium arm to a private equity group for $US1.15 billion ($A1.39 billion), with the proceeds likely to help fund the company’s latest acquisition spree.

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Xstrata revealed yesterday it had decided to sell the Noranda Aluminium assets - inherited through its nickel-driven 2006 takeover of Canada's Falconbridge Group - to international private equity and

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