Valmet's offer for Beloit's paper machine service assets accepted

Published Jan 12, 2000 00.00.00 +2 GMT

The offer from Metso Corporation's fiber and paper technology business area, Valmet, to purchase certain assets of the American paper machine manufacturer, Beloit, has been accepted in the auction by the Creditor's Committee. The offer included Beloit's roll cover division, paper machine aftermarket business assets and the related paper machine technology. The auction price of the businesses offered was USD 160 million.

The offer accepted in the auction will be handled under Beloit owner, Harnischfeger's Chapter 11 process and has still to be accepted in the Bankruptcy Court. The court session is planned to take place next week. The deal also needs the approval of the competition authorities.