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Cementir Holding completes acquisition of Lehigh White Cement Co stake

04 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding completes today the acquisition of an additional 38.75 per cent stake in Lehigh White Cement Co. The acquisition of the stake from HeidelbergCement-owned Lehigh Cement Co LLC was announced on 14 February 2018 and purchased at a price of US$106.6m, on a cash and debt-free basis. Following the transaction, Cementir will hold 63.25 per cent of shares in Lehigh White Cement Co, with the balance of shares owned by Cemex Inc. The purchase allows Cementir to directly manage ...

UltraTech Cement

26 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The tug of war between UltraTech and Dalmia Cement over who gets to buy Binani Cement has intensified even further this month. At the end of February, Dalmia claimed to have won the battle with its bid of INR67bn (US$1.03bn), followed earlier this month with the reported approval of the bid by the committee of creditors. But UltraTech upped the stakes even further last week with a new bid of INR72.66bn in return for a 98.43 per cent stake in Binani. UltraTech even agreed to supply a ‘comf...

Al Karama Holdings names six prequalifiers for Carthage Cement

21 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Six foreign groups have submitted bids for the acquisition of a 50.52 per cent interest in Tunisian cement producer Carthage Cement, according to Al Karama Holding, the company responsible for managing companies confiscated by the Tunisian state from the former regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Companies interested in purchasing the stake are Cementos Portland Valderrivas (Spain), Cemolins Internationacional SL (Spain), Omnium des Industries et de la Promotion (Morocco), Eurocem (Malta) ...

Dyckerhoff to acquire Portland Zement Seibel und Söhne GmbH & Co

13 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Dyckerhoff, owned by Italian company Buzzi-Unicem, has announced the acquisition of independent German cement producer Portland Zement Seibel und Söhne GmbH & Co, more commonly known as “der böse Seibel” (Seibel the bad), reports CM-CIC Market Solutions.

The acquisition is subject to the prior approval of the Bundeskartellamt. Commenting on the potential acquisition, CM-CIC Market Solutions said: "This deal is a powerful symbol. Porland Zement Seibel und Söhne, for which revenues are est...

Ramco Industries to sell Kharagpur grinding unit

07 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Ramco Industries Ltd has agreed with The Ramco Cements Ltd, a related party, for the sale of its clinker grinding unit in Kharagpur, West Bengal. 

The revenue contribution of the said unit was INR30,470m (US¢469m) - four per cent of Ramco Industries Ltd's revenue. The buyer will provide cash consideration of INR170m (US$36.1m) as part of the deal.

UltraTech and Dalmia Bharat highest bidders in Binani Cement deal

19 February 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement and Dalmia Bharat-Bain Piramal Resurgence Fund consortium are leading the bids for Binani Cement, according to Indiainfoline. Both partieshave submitted bids of approximately INR60,000m (US$927.9m). For the final decision to be made by the creditors, both the bidders are asked to furnish additional details pertaining to their bids. In addition, UltraTech is required to provide information on a Competition Commission of India (CCI) penalty. In 2016, CCI imposed a penalty of ...

Dewan Cement strikes deal with Mega Conglomerate

08 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Mega Conglomerate Pvt Ltd has agreed to acquire a 87.5 per cent stake in Pakistan’s Dewan Cement, according to a bourse filing by BMA Capital Management Ltd. The acquisition will see 75 per cent shares pass hands through agreement and a further 12.5 per cent through a public offering. The deal follows a week of roller coaster movements, according to Pakistan Today. The amount of the acquisition was not disclosed.

Asia Cement acquires Halla Cement

23 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) has sold Halla Cement, a South Korean cement producer, to Asia Cement for US$723m. Halla Cement, formerly known as Lafarge Halla Cement, operates an integrated main plant and three slag cement plants, with a capacity of 7.6Mta. With its acquisition, Asia Cement will become the third-largest cement player in Korea with a 19 per cent market share. "The Korean cement industry is consolidating, and Halla Cement has a leading market positio...

Invesa raises Bío Bío stake

18 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Following the launch of a public offer to buy 54,208,259 shares in Cementos Bío Bío (CBB) last month, Inversiones y Desarrollos (Invesa) has confirmed it has increased its stake in the Chilean cement producer to 39.5606 per cent. Invesa paid CLP847 (US$1.40)/share for the recently-bought 0.0448 per cent stake. In November it had acquired a 13.1 per cent share in CBB from Brazil-based Votorantim for around US$46m. Taking into account the shares held by other businesses of the Invesa fam...

Shree Cement to acquire 93% stake in Union Cement

12 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement Ltd announced on Thursday that it had agreed to acquire a 92.83 per cent stake in Union Cement Co PSC, for an enterprise value of US$305.24m, according to the Hindustan Times. The deal will increase Shree Cement’s capacity to 33.3Mta from 29.3Mta, and is expected to be concluded within nine months.  Shree Cement has the option to take full control of the company’s shares, said Subhash Jajoo, CFO, Shree Cement. Union Cement is based in the UAE and has a total capacity of 4...