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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...

China United Cement seeks acquisition loan

08 February 2012, Published under Cement News

State-owned China United Cement Group Corp is seeking a CNY798m three-year loan for the acquisition of Daewoo Cement (Shandong) Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Daewoo International Corp, banking sources said. Bloomberg reports that several banks, including Chinese and foreign, are looking at the deal that is said to offer a margin of 110 per cent of the People’s Bank of China rate, Reuters reports.

Martin Marietta continues pursuit of Vulcan

26 January 2012, Published under Cement News

Martin Marietta Materials Inc, which began a hostile takeover of Vulcan Materials in December, released a list of five people it is pushing for election on Vulcan Materials' board of directors at Vulcan's annual meeting. North Carolina-based Martin Marietta filed a proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday in connection with the proposal. It said in the statement it believes Vulcan's current board is not acting in the company's best interest.. "Vulcan refus...

Siam Cement closing in on Vietnam acquisition

26 January 2012, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s Siam Cement said on Wednesday it was interested in buying a stake in a Vietnam cement maker and expects to spend less than THB10bn (US$315m) on the acquisition, Reuters reports. Siam Cement, which has recently  noted that it is seeking acquisition opportunities in Southeast Asia, expects to conclude details about the deal in the second half of this year, according to Chief Executive Kan Trakulhoon. Earlier this week the company also said it is looking at opportunities in Myanm...

Tongli Cement acquisition, China

19 January 2012, Published under Cement News

Henan Tongli Cement plans to acquire 100 per cent of Yima Coal Industry (Group) Cement Co Ltd from its majority shareholder Yima Coal Industry (Group), Sinocast reports. In view of the fact that the target company’s net assets are estimated to be negative CNY15.68m, the equity transfer price is CNY1. However, because the cement company is heavily in debt, Tongli Cement will provide CNY440m entrusted loans before the equity transfer and inject an additional CNY300m after the acquisition. Yi...