Mexico: LH merger green light

Mexico: LH merger green light
Published: 18 February 2015


Mexico’s Federal Commission for Economic Competition (Cofece) has granted approval for the merger of Lafarge and Holcim (LH).

Lafarge is a market player in Mexico through an indirect stake in ELC Tenedora de Cementos, which produces white and grey cement in its plants in Hidalgo state.

“On 16 December 2014, Lafarge sold its stake in ELC to Elementia and as such does no longer have any stake in the Mexican cement industry and therefore, the operation does not have any effect on the structure of the national cement market,” said the Cofece in a statement.