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PT Semen Indonesia

27 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia plans to expand its operations following its recent acquisition of Holcim Indonesia. The deal, which was carried out through Semen Indonesia’s subsidiary, Semen Indonesia Industri Bangunan (SIIB), makes SIIB the main shareholder with 80.64 per cent ownership. As a result of the move, Holcim Indonesia is to be renamed PT Solusi Bangun Indonesia (SBI). According to Agung Wiharto, corporate secretary at Semen Indonesia, the acquisition, which is worth US$916.3m, is part of a ...

Raysut Cement of Oman to acquire Sohar Cement

25 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement Co SAOG has informed Muscat Securities Market (MSM) that it has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the shareholders of Sohar Cement Factory LLC of Oman, with respect to the purchase of all its shares. 

 According to Ghose Jotirmoy Pratul Krishina, CEO of Raysut Cement, the parties are currently discussing the terms of the proposed acquisition and company will keep its shareholders informed of any significant future developments as and when they happen. With a 240tph gr...

Ssangyong Cement to look for new owners?

22 February 2019, Published under Cement News

This week the potential for further consolidation in South Korea's cement market was heightened when Asia Today reported that Hahn & Co Cement Holdings could be looking to sell its 77.44 per cent majority share ownership in Ssangyong Cement later this year. The latest development in South Korea's cement sector consolidation comes amid increasingly challenging market conditions. Falling cement demand South Korea's cement demand fell by 11 per cent in 2018, according to analysts Mira...

FLSmidth acquires IMP Automation Group

11 February 2019, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has acquired IMP Automation to increase its portfolio of automated laboratory solutions. IMP is the global leader in automated laboratory solutions for the mining industry and has a strong foothold in Australia and South Africa. "In FLSmidth we have found a partner with the right global sales network to take us to the next level. For years, we have combined profound laboratory process knowledge with automation skills and developed novel and innovative solutions. I am very excited ...

Raysut Cement targets international expansion

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

This week Oman's Raysut Cement Co announced that it is planning to expand its portfolio by entering the Indian cement markets of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh, as well as targeting a 70 per cent stake in the distressed Kenyan producer ARM Cement, which is up for sale with debts of US$140m. The investments are all part of Raysut Cement's medium-term plan to substantially raise cement capacity from 6Mta to 20Mta by 2022. The acquisitions in India will represent an initial total investment of US$20...

India Cements to acquire Springway Mining

05 December 2018, Published under Cement News

India Cements has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire the entire shareholding of Springway Mining in a phased manner. On 3 December 2018 the company purchased the controlling stake of 51 per cent in the paid-up equity share capital of Springway Mining. The acquisition will support India Cements’ plans to set up a cement plant in Madhya Pradesh.

Raysut Cement to acquire stakes in Indian cement producers in 1Q19

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement of Oman plans to invest US$700m in the Indian cement market by 2022. The cement producer intends for approximately US$200m of this total to be invested in acquiring majority stakes in two Indian cement producers in 1Q19. The investment is part of the cement producer's plans to expand its overall production capacity to 20Mta, while the Muscat Securities Market-listed firm is also scouting for acquisitions in Africa, according to the Hindu Business Line. "We are in discussion...

Metso acquires Kiln Flame Systems Ltd

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Metso has acquired UK-based combustion solutions and technology provider Kiln Flame Systems Ltd (KFS) to extend its pyroprocessing portfolio and capabilities. KFS specialises in rotary kiln and calcining processes, combustion optimisation and burner technologies with patented designs. It provides solutions to a wide range of industries including minerals processing. KFS has 14 employees based in High Wycombe, UK. KFS will become part of Metso's Minerals Services business area, which offe...

Semen Indonesia mandates 5 banks for US$1.3bn bridge loan

03 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia has mandated five banks for a US$1.282bn bridge loan to support its acquisition of the local unit of LafargeHolcim. BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank’s Singapore branch, Maybank, MUFG Bank and Standard Chartered are the lead arrangers and bookrunners for the two-year loan, which will be launched into syndication in 2-3 weeks, according to a company announcement. The borrower agreed to acquire 80.6 per cent of Holcim Indonesia, one of the country’s largest cement producers from L...

LKAB Minerals is set to acquire Francis Flower

20 November 2018, Published under Cement News

LKAB Minerals of Sweden is working on a deal to complete the acquisition of Francis Flower by 3 December 2018. The Austrian Competition Authority gave clearance for the acquisition on 10 October. Francis Flower operates a 0.55Mta grinding unit for ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) cement in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, UK. The company also has five main storage locations and a network of remote storage silos, which provides an additional 15,000t of cement storage. Adrian Willmott, ch...