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Pakistan: Kohat Cement interest in Dewan Cement

23 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Kohat Cement Company Ltd has joined the race to acquire Dewan Cement’s North plant, a 1.134Mta facility located at Hattar industrial estate in northern Pakistan. The company has informed the Security & Exchange Commission of Pakistan and Pakistan Stock Exchange on 16 December that its Board of Directors has decided to participate in the bidding process for the purchase of North cement plant and its related assets from Dewan Cement Ltd. As a result, it has authorised the management to condu...

Lafarge Surma Cement acquires Holcim Bangladesh

15 December 2016, Published under Cement News

The Board of Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd has approved the acquisition of 100 per cent shares of Holcim Bangladesh from LafargeHolcim Group. The transaction is subject to approval by the shareholders of Lafarge Surma as well as other regulatory and customary approvals in Bangladesh, according to a company statement. Following the completion of the transaction, the company will own the only clinker production facility in Bangladesh and four grinding plants across the country. "This synergy w...

Pakistan: Fecto Cement joins race for Dewan assets

14 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Fecto Cement has announced that it intends to enter a bid for Dewan Cement’s North plant, a 1.134Mta facility located in Hattar. Earlier this month, Lucky Cement indicated that it would put in a bid for the Hattar plant, while The News reports that a Chinese firm is also in the process of carrying out a due diligence investigation. In a trading update released to the Pakistan Stock Exchange, Fecto Cement said that sales revenues for the first quarter of FY2017 were up by 16.3 per cent to ...

Bahrain: APICorp acquires 30% Falcon Cement stake

13 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Multilateral development bank Arab Petroleum Investments Corp (APICorp) announced it acquired a 30 per cent stake in Bahrain’s Falcon Cement Co (FCC), one of the largest cement producers in Bahrain. FCC has a current capacity of 1000tpd and is well on its way to more than double its production capacity to 2400tpd by 2017. The cement company is expected to capitalise on a series of major industrial and infrastructure projects that are fuelling the kingdom’s construction industry. The US...

Pakistan: Lucky Cement considers buying Hattar plant and investing in Iraq

09 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement has announced that it has begun the due diligence process for the purchase of Dewan Cement’s 1.134Mta Hattar plant and that separately it would look to expand its grinding plant in Basra, Iraq, according to Pakistan’s The News. Lucky’s corporate strategy calls for an expansion of its business into northern Pakistan, for which the Hattar plant – located around 25km from Islamabad – is well suited. The Basra plant, which Lucky holds as a joint-venture with an Iraqi partner, ...

HeidelbergCement completes sale of US assets to Cementos Argos

01 December 2016, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has completed the US$660m sale of the Martinsburg cement plant and eight terminals to Cementos Argos. HeidelbergCement had been required to sell the West Virginia plant to comply with regulators following the acquisition of Italcementi. It is expected that the company will use the proceeds of the sale to pay down some of debt it took on to finance the acquisition process. “With the disposal of the US assets we fulfil the obligation of the FTC and improve the net financ...

Birla 2Q16 net profit more than doubles

24 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Birla Corporation have reported a net profit of INR584m (US$8.49m) for the quarter ended 30 September 2016 compared to INR232m for the same period last year. Total income declined 4.3 per cent to INR8.86bn in the July-September quarter from INR9.27bn in the previous year. Total expenses also fell, registering at INR8.43bn versus INR8.99bn in the corresponding quarter last year. In the same period, Birla Corp completed its acquisition of Reliance Infrastructure’s Reliance Cement Company...

GCC acquires multiple Cemex operations

21 November 2016, Published under Cement News

GCC has announced the acquisition of multiple Cemex operations in the USA. The acquisition comprises a cement plant (Odessa, Texas), two cement terminals (El Paso and Amarillo, Texas) and one construction materials business located in El Paso, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, comprised of eight ready mix plants, six aggregate plants, five asphalt plants and five distribution centres. The acquisitions will see GCC’s workforce increase to nearly 3500 employees. No operational closures ...

Pakistan: Dewan Cement profits up 61%

01 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Dewan Cement Ltd (DCL) posted a net profit of PKR268m (US$2.55m) for the quarter ended 30 September, a 61.4 per cent increase YoY from the PKR166m registered last year. Company revenue increased 14 per cent YoY (-18 per cent QoQ) to PKR2.94bn, mainly as a result of increasing dispatches and rising prices following a higher federal excise duty on cement manufacturers. Gross margins remained unchanged from the previous year’s figure of 19 per cent. The company report added that “subpar gros...

India: Jaiprakash Associates shareholders agree to sale

25 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Jaiprakash Associates Ltd (JAL) on Monday said its shareholders have approved the sale of the firm's cement business to Aditya Birla Group's UltraTech Cement. Approval from Competition Commission of India (CCI) has been received and the next step involves seeking approval from the concerned High Court and the final approval from capital markets regulator. Earlier this year, the Aditya Birla Group firm announced acquisition of Jaiprakash Associates' cement plants with a total capacity of 2...