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PT Semen Indonesia tightens grip on domestic market

16 November 2018, Published under Cement News

This week, LafargeHolcim agreed that PT Semen Indonesia (SMGR) was the successful bidder to buy its 80.6 per cent shareholding in PT Holcim Indonesia at a cost of US$917m. The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals, but SMGR, as a state entity, is not expected to be held up in its desire to extend its hold on the domestic cement market. Indonesia currently has 15 cement companies operating with a total capacity of 110Mta, of which 63 per cent is owned by foreign players. Throug...

Dandot Cement of Pakistan expects investment from new buyer

15 November 2018, Published under Cement News

In its newly-released 2018 annual report, Pakistan-based Dandot Cement Co says it has received a firm intention from Calicom Industries (Pvt) Ltd to acquire control and 63,542,787 voting shares (67 per cent of paid up capital) of the company. The new buyer is expected to invest in the modernisation of electrical equipment at its facilities.   The report adds that on 5 November 2018, the firm's majority shareholders have given the intention that they are entering into negotiations for sal...

Votorantim Cimentos sells 75% share in Shree Digvijay Cement

13 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos has agreed the sale of its 75 per cent stake in Shree Digvijay Cement Co Ltd (SDCCL) to Indian private equity firm True North. The sale requires the completion of a mandatory open offer to the minority shareholders of SDCCL. The acquisition would add to True North's other investments in the building materials sector namely, RDC Concrete (“RDC”), a manufacturer of ready-mix concrete and Robo Silicon (“Robo”), a manufacturer of construction aggregates. Srikrishna Dwaram, ...

Aliko Dangote has targeted Kenyan producer believed to be ARM

09 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement is understood to be in talks to buy the troubled Kenyan cement maker ARM. This follows an interview of Aliko Dangote by Bloomberg News in which he said: "There is a company which... has operations in Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda and we are talking to the company to see if we can take it over," said Mr Dangote. ARM was not named in the discussion, but it is the only cement producer operating in the three markets that were mentioned. ARM has integrated cement plants in Kalol...

Dandot Cement's losses depend in FY08

07 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Dandot Cement Company Ltd (DCCL) of Pakistan announced its financial results for the year ended 30 June 2018, declaring a net loss of PKR751.45m (US$5.62m) up by 42.4 per cent YoY, as compared to loss of PKR527.68m reported in the same period last year. DCCL's net sales decreased by 27.7 per cent to PKR1.3bn YoY, as compared to PKR1.8bn in the same period last year. The company incurred lower distribution expenses of PKR5.11m against PKR24.15m in the same period last year. The administr...

A new wave of Asian overseas expansion?

02 November 2018, Published under Cement News

This week CemNet reported on the announcement that Taiwan Cement is creating a new subsidiary, Dutch TCC Holdings, investing up to US$1.1bn in the new company. Dutch TCC Holdings is expected to enter a joint venture in Turkey with Ordu Yardimlasma Kurmu (Oyak) Holding, which will hold a 60 per cent share, while Dutch TTC Holdings will account for the balance of shares. TCC has acquired 40 per cent fo the shares of Oyak Çimento for a total value of US$640m. Oyak is reported to be willing t...

Vicat

01 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Vicat is taking a majority stake of around 65 per cent in the Brazilian cement producer Cimento Planalto through a EUR290m capital increase. Cimento Planalto operates a 3.2Mta cement works located not far from the capital Brasilia as well as nine concrete batching plants and five aggregates quarries.

Calicom Industries applies to acquire Dandot Cement

01 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Dandot Cement Co Ltd (DCCL) has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange that the company has received a firm intention from Calicom Industries (Pvt) Ltd, Lahore to its acquire control of DCCL and 63,542,787 voting shares (67 per cent of paid up capital) of DCCL beyond the thresholds prescribed under Section 111 of the Securities Act 2016 (the "Act"). This intention was notified to DCCL's board of directors on 31 October 2018, stated by Mr Muhamamd Kamran, Company Secretary to PSX. Calicom Ind...

UltraTech

30 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Shares in UltraTech Cement hit a 52-week low in late October following the announcement that the company has seen its consolidated net profit fall by 11 per cent YoY in 2QFY19. Net profit for the three-month period came in at INR3.76bn (US$51.29m), below analyst expectations. There was some good news as net sales advanced by 20 per cent YoY to INR81.11bn, but again this was lower than forecast. Meanwhile, the 23 per cent YoY increase in cement volumes predicted by analysts came in at just 21...

Buzzi Unicem

02 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem has signed an agreement with Grupo Ricardo Brennand to purchase a 50 per cent stake BCPAR. This will involve a capital outlay of BRL700m (EUR144m), half of which will come in the form of a capital increase. It is expected that the deal will be concluded by the end of the year. There will be an option to acquire the remainder of the share capital during the 2025-26 period. In 2017 BCPAR generated a turnover of BRL538m (EUR110m) and an EBITDA of BRL88m (EUR18m) when 2.7Mt of ce...