LafargeHolcim planning potential disposal in South Korea

LafargeHolcim planning potential disposal in South Korea
Published: 22 January 2016


Glenwood Private Equity is in talks to buy South Korea-based Lafarge Halla Cement in cooperation with Eugene Group, the country’s largest ready-mixed concrete manufacturer, and Sungshin Cement, another Korean cement maker.

According to sources on Wednesday, LafargeHolcim Ltd, the majority shareholder of Lafarge Halla Cement, recently named Glenwood Private Equity as a preferred bidder for the cement business. The deal is estimated to be valued at somewhere between KRW500-600bn (US$417m-500.8m). JP Morgan notes that the the South Korean’s 9.6Mta capacity implies an enterprise value (EV)/t multiple of US$43-51/t.