Burrup Holdings

Established in WA: 2001

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M&A Deals

AnnouncedBidderTargetTransaction TypeTotal Value
01/02/12Apache CorporationBurrup HoldingsAcquisition$439.0m>>
21/12/11Apache CorporationBurrup HoldingsAsset sale$420.0m>>
01/02/12Yara InternationalBurrup HoldingsAcquisition$180.0m>>
01/09/08Yara InternationalBurrup HoldingsAsset acquisition$176.0m>>
01/04/05Yara InternationalBurrup HoldingsAsset acquisition$130.0m>>


Burrup Holdings (now Yara Pilbara Holdings - see separate BNiQ entry) was started by Pankaj Oswal in 2001. It was behind the $700m Burrup Fertiliser plant built to make 850,000 tonnes of liquid ammonia per annum since 2006. . In 2012, Norwegian giant Yara International acquired 16% ownership. The Oswals had a falling out with several partners, including Yara which ended up in long running litigation. Yara's share in the company has since risen to 51% while Apache Corp holds the balance. The Burrup Fertilisers Pty Ltd has been renamed Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd, marking a more active role for Yara in the region.
Biography last updated 20 Nov 2015