Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Cameco CEO: No uranium buyout too big (CCJ)

From Reuters:

Cameco Corp's (CCO.TO: Quote) top executive said on Monday that the company is looking for acquisitions and that no deal in the uranium sector could be too large to be ruled out.

Cameco CEO Jerry Grandey, speaking at the Reuters Global Mining Summit in New York, said that the number of uranium companies has mushroomed over the last five years to around 400 publicly traded companies.

He said that only recently have market values of those companies dropped to a point where Cameco can return to the acquisition strategy it exercised in the late 1990's and early in this decade.

"We acquired lots of low cost properties in that period of time and then stepped out. Now it's becoming interesting again," he said.

Cameco is the world's biggest uranium producer....MORE