Origo, Trafigura Form Mongolia Iron Ore, Coal Venture

Law360, New York (November 7, 2011, 2:05 PM EST) -- Origo Partners PLC, a Beijing-based private equity firm that focuses on helping companies capitalize on China's rapid industrialization, has partnered with international oil and metal trader Trafigura Beheer BV to create a company to explore iron ore and coal in Mongolia, the companies said Monday.

The joint venture firm, to be called Trafigura-Origo MGL, will invest in iron ore and coal projects in Mongolia and eventually expand to other countries in the region, such as Kazakhstan and Russia, for oil, natural gas and other commodities. Mongolian...
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