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Kataman Metals LLC

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Established in 1993, Kataman Metals LLC is a globally recognized metals trading company. The Company specializes in the trading and sourcing of major non-ferrous metals, including copper and aluminum, handling approximately 300,000 tons annually. Its operations are supported by a vast network of traders and supply chains spanning over 50 countries across six continents and has generated an average annual revenue of $1.5 billion over the past three years.

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Kataman engaged Hilco Corporate Finance (HCF) as its exclusive sell-side advisor to run a customized, strategic, and competitive process aimed at finding the ideal partner to drive the business forward.


In April 2024, Kataman announced the successful completion of its acquisition by Korea Zinc’s U.S. subsidiary, Pedalpoint Holdings, for a total purchase price of US$55 million. The acquisition will help Korea Zinc source up to 300kt of raw copper materials annually, supporting their copper smelters.

About Korea Zinc (KRX:010130)

Korea Zinc is the world’s largest producer of zinc, lead, silver, and indium while also supplying copper and various rare metals. The company processes over 1.2 million tons of 16 different metals every year, with facilities in South Korea, Australia, the United States, and Europe.

About Hilco Corporate Finance & Hilco Global

HCF, a boutique investment banking advisor affiliated with Hilco Global, provides unmatched creativity and relentless support to its clients. HCF’s seasoned team of professionals specializes in comprehensive advisory services to private and public companies, private equity groups, family offices, and entrepreneurs. Hilco Global is a diversified financial service company with 20+ highly specialized business units and 800+ professionals across five continents globally.

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