Former Xstrata CEO considering bid for Vale's nickel assets - Bloomberg

martes 13 de enero de 2015 16:41 GYT

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Former Xstrata Plc Chief Executive Mick Davis is considering a bid for Vale SA's nickel business, the Bloomberg reported.

Davis's investment vehicle X2 Resources values Vale's nickel business at $5 billion to $7 billion, Bloomberg said, citing two people, who asked not to be identified because the negotiations are private. (

X2 Resources was not immediately available for comment outside business hours in London.

There has not been any formal negotiation between X2 Resources and Brazil-based Vale about the assets yet, Bloomberg said.

"We have not received any proposal or held any talks with X2 about our nickel assets," a Vale spokeswoman told Reuters. (Reporting by Sneha Banerjee and Avik Das in Bengaluru; Editing by Don Sebastian)