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Holcim buys 51% stake in Costa Rican RMC producer

01 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Costa Rica has announced its acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in ready-mix concrete producer Concretera Nacional, Costa Rica. The step will make Holcim one of the largest building material and construction companies in the Central American country. Concretera Nacional, established in 2004, has three plants – Pavas, Alajuela and Cinco Esquinas –  in the greater San José area. However, the transaction had been delayed due to concerns that it would create an unfair monopoly in the d...

Holcim Brazil asset sale expected

02 August 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim (Holcim group) is understood to be considering the sale of its assets in Brazil and CSN Cimentos, Cimentos Mizu and Cement Apodi (Titan Cement joint venture) are believed to be among the potential bidders. A report by Reuters says, Holcim would be looking for proceeds if US$1-1.5bn from the sale. Reuters spoke to two people said to be in the know about the potential sale and bidders. The sale is likely to see several of the named Brazilian cement producers set to acquire par...

FLSmidth to acquire thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions mining business

30 July 2021, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth and thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions have reached an agreement that FLSmidth will acquire thyssenkrupp’s mining business (TK Mining) for an enterprise value of EUR325m, or approximately DKK2.4bn, according to a company announcement by FLSmidth. TK Mining is a leading full-line supplier of solutions for mining systems, material handling, mineral processing and services, which is highly complementary to FLSmidth’s offering. The acquisition is expected to create a leading global mi...

Holcim acquires southern German building materials company

07 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has reached an agreement to acquire Heinrich Teufel GmbH & Co KG, a regional player in aggregates and ready-mix concrete in southern Germany.   The company's Region Head EMEA, Miljan Gutovic, said:  "The acquisition of Heinrich Teufel will strengthen our footprint in southern Germany in aggregates and ready-mixed concrete. We were especially impressed by their shared commitment to advancing the circular economy. We look forward to warmly welcoming the Heinrich Teufel colleagu...

Huaxin Cement plans US$160m investment in African expansion

17 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement plans to spend US$160m to purchase cement factories in Zambia and Malawi to expand its presence in Africa, according to a company statement. Huaxin Hainan Investment wants to buy a 75 per cent stake in Lafarge Zambia from French cement maker Financière Lafarge, which isa major shareholder in Huaxin through its subsidiary Dutch finance firm Holchin, for US$112.5 m, said the Chinese cement company. It will also make compulsory cash offers to public stakeholders to buy up th...

Vulcan Materials Co to acquire US Concrete

08 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Vulcan Materials Co   and US Concrete Inc have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Vulcan will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of US Concrete common stock for a purchase price of US$74/share in cash, which represents a total equity value of US$1.294bn. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is expected to close in the second half of 2021, subject to US Concrete shareholder approval, regulatory clearance, and oth...

Lehigh acquisition of Keystone Cement breaks down

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that Lehigh Cement Co (HeidelbergCement Group) and Keystone Cement Co (Giant Cement group) have decided to abandon their proposed merger. The news comes about two weeks after the FTC said it was challenging Lehigh Cement’s planned acquisition of Keystone Cement. "This is great news for cement customers in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey," Acting Bureau of Competition Director, Maribeth Petrizzi, said in a statement. "The FTC voted 4-0...

Verder Scientific acquires Mager scientific

03 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Scientific equipment supplier and manufacturer Verder Scientific (Verder Group) has acquired Mager Scientific, the distributor of metallographic and hardness testing equipment in the USA. The acquisition is   based on a long-standing successful cooperation between the two companies and will greatly improve Verder Scientific’s impact on the US market, claims the Verder Group. Mager Scientific has an excellent reputation for providing customers with the full range of material testing solut...

Breedon Group plc acquires of Express Minimix

02 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Breedon has acquired Micromix (Northern) Ltd which trades as Express Minimix, a 'mini mix' concrete operator based out of Durham, UK.   Micromix (Northern) Ltd operates a fleet of 25 mixer trucks, specialising in delivering small loads of ready-mixed concrete and screeds, up to 4m 3 , to commercial and domestic customers across the north of England and parts of Scotland.   Express Minimix complements Breedon's existing minimix businesses, which currently operate throughout the Midlan...

Lamanka Enterprises acquires Akhangarancement stake

28 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cyprus-based Lamanka Enterprises Ltd has reportedly bought 84.197 per cent of the shares in Akhangarancement JSC in Uzbekistan. The stake was acquired for UZS557.6bn (US$52.7m) according to Uzbekistan Daily. In March 2021, Eurocement Holding AG announced its plan to sell a block of shares in Akhangarancement. The price was set at UZS103,593.05 but the block of shares was sold at a rpice of UZS134,671.68.