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Liberty House Group - Our History
Sanjeev Gupta established Liberty House Group while at university in Cambridge as a trading company focused on Africa & Asia.
Liberty grew into a commodity trade house focused on steel, agri & chemicals.
Liberty consolidated its metals and steel based trading activities.
Liberty opened its Dubai office as a regional hub for the Middle East & Africa.
Liberty acquired steel plants in Africa.
Liberty Singapore office established to serve as a regional hub for Asia.
Liberty unveiled new Hong Kong office as a regional hub for China.
Liberty acquired MIR Steel Newport, a two million steelworks, which was later renamed to Liberty Steel Newport (LSN).
In August Liberty Steel Newport (formerly MIR Steel) recommenced production after significant restructuring.
November - Liberty purchased the second largest privately owned engineering business in the UK - Caparo Industries Plc.
In December the GFG Alliance of which Liberty is a part of, concluded conditional agreement to acquire Tungsten Bank Plc.
February - Liberty purchased EAF, continuous casting equipment, rod and bar mill in Sheerness.
March - Liberty signed agreement to acquire TATA Steel plate plants in Scotland.
In June Liberty acquired Mabey Bridge Asset.
Liberty formally reopened the iconic Dalzell Steel mill in September. The mill was inaugurated by the Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland.
In October Liberty announced the launch of Liberty Metal Recycling - a new business focused on the UK, Europe and the USA.
November - Liberty reopened structural hollow sections mill in Tredegar, South Wales. The plant was inaugurated by the Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales.
November - Liberty unveiled a new office in Shanghai.
November - Liberty and sister company SIMEC
reached agreement with Rio Tinto Aluminium to buy the iconic hydro-power and aluminium smelting operation at Lochaber near Fort William.
November - Liberty entered into exclusive negotiations with Tata Steel UK to acquire its Speciality Steels business.
In December the business completed the purchase of the Lochaber smelter, two hydropower stations and the associated estates from Rio Tinto Alcan.
Liberty House Group acquired CovPress, a high-profile Tier 1 vehicle pressings and assemblies manufacturer.
1st May - Liberty House
acquired Tata Speciality Steels, which was renamed to Liberty Speciality Steels
3rd July - Liberty acquired 100% of the share capital of Caparo Merchant Bar, renamed to Liberty Merchant Bar
2017: Liberty and SIMEC, members of the GFG Alliance, signed binding agreement to acquire the Arrium mining and steel business in Australia
11th July - Liberty signed agreement to purchase Hartlepool mills from Tata Steel UK
: 31st August - Liberty acquired OneSteel - the leading Australian manufacturer of steel long products.
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