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UltraTech Cement in talks to buy northeastern plant

22 March 2012, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement, the largest cement producer in India, is in talks to buy north-eastern cement producer Adhunik MPS Cement’s Meghalaya plant for over INR7bn., according to reports from the Economic Times (ET) of India. The report said that the 1.5Mta cement facility will boost UltraTech Cement’s presence in the fast-growing but largely untapped northeastern market. A multinational cement producer is also reported to be interested in the unit, the ET notes.

West China net profit down, acquisition announced

20 March 2012, Published under Cement News

West China Cement said its net profit for the year ended 31 December 2011 declined by 28.43 per cent YoY to CNY662m (US104.7m). Meanwhile, basic earnings per share were about CNY0.16. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong-listed cement producer said its wholly-owned subsidiary has inked an agreement to buy a 55 per cent stake in Shaanxi Province-based cement company Shaanxi Shifeng Cement for CNY402m. According to the agreement, West China Cement has been granted an option to acquire another 10 per c...

Semapa announces Brazil investments

19 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Semapa, a Portuguese holding company that controls cement maker Secil, will invest about EUR300m (US$394m) in Brazil’s cement industry, Diario Economico reported, citing the prospectus of Semapa’s bond sale. Semapa will invest about EUR240m in a new plant in Brazil after it agreed to buy a 50 per cent stake in Supremo Cimento SA, the Portuguese newspaper said, citing the document for the planned sale of as much as EUR150m of Semapa bonds. (Source: Bloomberg)

FLSmidth to tap market for air pollution control equipment in China

09 March 2012, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has achieved authority approval of its first acquisition in China. Together with a minority shareholder, FLSmidth has started a company to market and sell air pollution control products to the cement industry in China. This local company is groundbreaking for FLSmidth as it combines local presence and relations with global technologies and resources. It will make FLSmidth, overnight, a powerful player in the multibillion dollar Chinese market for environmental control technologies. ...

Shriram EPC to buy 68% stake in Jayajothi Cement, India

07 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Shriram EPC confirmed it would buy a 68 per cent stake in Sree Jayajothi Cements Ltd, along with its group companies, reports the Business Standard of India. The acquisition will be carried out by Shriram EPC and a special purpose vehicle floated by other Shriram Group companies. Last month the paper reported that the Shriram Group was planning to acquire a stake in the Andhra Pradesh-based cement producer by converting its dues into equity. Speaking to Business Standard, Shriram EPC m...

Cements Argos: positive outlook after strong 2011 results

27 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos, Colombia's largest cement producer, achieved more than COP3.6bn (US$2bn) in consolidated revenues for FY2011, representing YoY growth of 21% in peso terms as it reported strong performances in its Colombian and Caribbean divisions. In the US, results were still affected by the challenging conditions although the company sees interesting recovery prospects ahead. According to latest figures from Cements Argos, EBITDA for the year increased by 26% in peso terms to COP682m (U...

Fujian joint-venture announced, China

24 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Chinese cement producer, Fujian Cement plans to set up a joint venture, Fujian Jianfu Southern Cement, with its second-largest shareholder, Southern Cement to consolidate the cement industry in Fujian, a southeast province in China. Both companies will conduct mergers, acquisitions and expand production capacity, reports China Securities Journal, citing a company filing. Each company will hold a 50 per cent interest in the joint-venture will engage in cement-related activities under the ‘...

Fauji Cement in possible Askari Cement takeover, Pakistan

22 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Company Ltd (FCCL) plans to acquire Askari Cement of the Army Welfare Trust (AWT). Both companies are reportedly at an advanced stage of negotiations and are expected to announce a merger soon, once the necessary approval is received from the relevant government departments and board of directors. Should the deal proceed, Fauji Cement will become the second  largest cement producer in Pakistan as capacity will increase from 3.43Mt to 6.10Mt. As per FY11 figures, FCCL holds...

Lafarge-Tarmac tie-up challenged on competition grounds, UK

21 February 2012, Published under Cement News

The planned merger between Lafarge and Tarmac has been called into question by the UK’s Competition Commission (CC) on grounds that the tie-up could damage competition in both the bulk cement and other construction materials markets. In February 2011, Lafarge and Tarmac announced their agreement to combine their cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and contracting businesses in the United Kingdom, comprising Tarmac Limited and Lafarge Cement UK, Lafarge Aggregates and Concret...

Akcansa and Cimsa seek acquisitions

08 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Two of Turkey’s leading cement producers, Akcansa Cimento and Cimsa, plan two separate overseas acquisitions this year, Bloomberg reports. According to Mehmet Gocmen, Head of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding – which has a stake in both producers – said the companies are looking at purchases in Turkey’s geographical region. The targets could be base in central and southern Europe to the Caucasus and Middle East, he said. Mr Gocem noted that both Akcansa and Cimsa have sufficient equity to make the...