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Research Update: Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. CreditWatch Revised to Positive On Acquisition By KGHM Polska Miedz S.A. Mar 12
Standard & Poors, March 2012
The C$3 billion cash acquisition of Vancouver-based Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. by KGHM Polska Miedz S.A. (KGHM; not rated) closed on March 5, 2012. As a result, we have revised the CreditWatch implications to positive from developing, indicating that we could raise or affirm the ratings in the near term. The CreditWatch revision is based on what we see as limited downside rating risk stemming from the acquisition, as well as the prospects of a higher rating for Quadra FNX pending our assessment of the interplay between Quadra FNX's credit profile and that of its new parent, KGHM. We will resolve the CreditWatch after assessing parent-subsidiary links and the new parent's plans for Quadra FNX. On March 6, 2012, Standard...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Quadra FNX Mining Ltd.
Action: Outlook: Positive
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Quadra FNX Mining Ltd.