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Ambuja Cements acquires Penna Cement

17 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Adani Group subsidiary Ambuja Cements has acquired Penna Cement Industries Ltd (PCIL) for INR104,220m (US$1274m). Following this latest acquisition Adani Cement 's production capacity increased to 89Mta. It would also provide sufficient limestone reserves to Ambuja Cement. By 2028 Adani targets a total production capacity of 140Mta capacity and around 20 per cent market share.  In a regulatory filing, Ambuja Cements Ltd said it will acquire 100 per cent shares of PCIL from ex...

Adani Group sets US$3bn aside for multiple cement acquisitions

14 June 2024, Published under Cement News

The Adani Group is planning several potential acquisitions within the cement sector. These include Hyderabad-based Penna Cement , Jaiprakash Associates’ cement business, Gujarat’s Saurashtra Cement, and Vadraj Cement (owned by ABG Shipyard). The group has allocated US$3bn for these acquisitions, demonstrating its commitment to a bold inorganic growth strategy as it attempts to become the largest cement producer in India. Adani Cement is currently the second-largest producer in I...

Adbri shareholders agree to CRH takeover

13 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Shareholders in Australia-based Adbri have given the green light to the takeover bid by Ireland’s CRH . According to The Australian, almost 98 per cent of the votes cast at a meeting held this week at Adbri were in favour of CRH’s acquisition of 57 per cent of Adbri shares. CRH first made a bid for the shares in December 2023, offering AUD3.20(US$2.13)/share, valuing the company at around AUD2.1bn (US$1.4bn). As part of the deal, Barro Group will retain its 43 per cent share of Adbri.  ...

Dalmia Bharat Acquires 26% stake in Solarcraft Power India

11 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Bharat Ltd agreed on 8 June to purchase a 26 per cent equity share in Solarcraft Power India 23 (a Karnataka-based solar power firm) for INR103.18m (US$1.24m). The cement company also signed an agreement to buy 8.4m compulsory convertible debentures, amounting to 26 per cent additional equity in Solarcraft, for INR84.38m. Additionally, Dalmia Bharat has signed a power purchase agreement with the energy company. The company said the aim of this was to “source solar power ad a capt...

UltraTech Cement announces plans to acquire 31.6% stake in RAK Cement

28 May 2024, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement , a subsidiary of the Aditya Birla Group, has announced that it intends to acquire a significant 31.6 per cent stake in UAE-based RAK Cement Co for White Cement and Construction Materials PSC (RAKWCT). A partial acquisition cash offer was made by the company on 27 May for over 158,049,610 shares of RAKWCT's issues and fully-paid capital. The acquisition will be executed by UltraTech Cement Middle East Investments Ltd (UCMEIL), the UAE-based subsidiary of the Indian ce...

Beton Provincial acquires CRH Canada assets

23 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Béton Provincial has concluded its deal with CRH Canada Group Inc , acquiring assets in Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador as well as the state of New York. As a result, Béton Provincial now operates one of the largest distribution networks in eastern North America. The company now owns Ash Grove Cement's Joliette cement plant, six cement terminals (three in Newfoundland and Labrador, two in Greater Montreal and one in Solvay, New York), nine ready-mix concrete plants (including seven in...

PHINMA Corp to acquire Petra Cement for PHP500m

22 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based PHINMA Corp announced it will acquire Petra Cement Inc for PHP500m (US$8.6m). The conglomerate signed a purchase agreement through its subsidiary Philcement Corp on 20 May, it said in a stock exchange disclosure. "This is aligned with Philcement's growth strategy and its promise to assure Filipino consumers with reliable, high quality supply of cement products under its legacy brand, Union Cement," PHINMA Corp. said. The acquisition follows the manufacturing and s...

Buzzi to increase stake in Cement Nacional to 100%

20 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Italy-based Buzzi SpA said it will increase its stake in Brazilian cement producer Cimento Nacional (NCPAR) to 100 per cent from the current 50 per cent as its joint venture partner, Grupo Ricardo Brennand , exercises its put option, according to a statement by the company. The price will be determined based on existing agreements and may also vary depending on the exchange rate of the real. The total investment is currently estimated EUR290-310m (US$315m-337m) and will be funded with ...

ENVEA acquires Asia Pacific Air Quality Group

14 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Environmental management solutions company ENVEA has acquired Asia Pacific Air Quality Group (APAQ Group). ENVEA views the acquisition as core to developing its presence and reach in Asia, and is complementary to its existing product portfolio, technology offering and customer base. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. APAQ Group is a specialist air quality business based in Singapore. With clients across Asia, it offers planning, consultancy and integration services...

InterCement signs exclusivity agreement with CSN

03 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Following its market announcement of 23 February 2024, InterCement Participações SA announced that in the context of the competitive process, organised by Banco BTG Pactual, it has carried an agreement on 1 May 2024 to provide for exclusivity until 12 July 2024 to Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) in terms of the potential acquisition of a 100 per cent stake in InterCement's stock. However, no document has been signed that generates any binding obligation or commitment on the part of...