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Financier acquires 11% stake in Ecocem

05 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Financier Dermot Desmond is reported to have acquired a stake in Ecocem Materials, the low-carbon cement producer founded by Irishman Donal O’Riain and backed by Saint-Gobain. Ecocem holds a 70 per cent stake in a EUR30m 2Mta plant venture with ArcelorMittal and has three cement plants at Ringsend (Ireland), Moerdijk (The Netherlands) and Fos-sur-Mer (France) Via his private equity company, IIU, Mr Desmond is believed to be acquiring as much as 11 per cent of shares, possibly from the Durk...

Cemex

02 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex will retain full ownership of Cemex Croatia as the European Commission has blocked its sale to HeidelbergCement-Schwenk joint venture, Duna-Drava Cement. Cemex Croatia operates three cement works, seven batching plants, two quarries and a number of terminals across Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Cemex' first-quarter turnover improved by 0.7 per cent to US$3136.6m, but EBITDA declined by 1.9 per cent to US$559.17m. The trading profit rose by 45 per cent to US$491.2m. The...

HeidelbergCement

02 May 2017, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement subsidiary, Cadman Materials, in the US has agreed to acquire the Pacific Northwest downstream activities of Cemex for around US$150m. The assets involved are in the states of Oregon and Washington and consist of seven quarries, five ready-mixed concrete plants and two asphalt plants. Together, these employ around 350 people.

Caribbean: TCL make takeover bid for Readymix (West Indies) Ltd

31 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL), recently acquired by Mexican cement giant Cemex via its subsidiary Sierra Trading, has announced an all-cash takeover bid for Readymix (West Indies) Ltd. According to the offer circular sent to shareholders, TCL will pay TTD11 or US$1.62/share to acquire the outstanding shares that it does not already hold in Readymix. TCL currently owns 71.1 per cent of Readymix’s issued share capital or 8,531,977 shares of the company. The remaining 28.9 per cent of shares are ...

SCG Cement buys Vietnam Construction Materials

07 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary SCG Cement-Building Materials Co has acquired 100 per cent of Vietnam Construction Materials JSC, an integrated cement operator in central Vietnam. The US$440m enterprise value of this transaction includes net debt and additional efficiency improvement investment in the acquired assets. This deal brings SCG’s cement capacity across ASEAN outside Thailand to 10.5Mta, relative to its 23Mta capacity in Thailand.

South Korea: preferred bidders named in US$567m Hyundai deal

17 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanil Cement Company and LK Investment Partners have been named as the preferred bidders to acquire Hyundai Cement, reports South Korea's Pulse. The two firms submitted a bid of KRW650bn (US$567m) for an 84.56 per cent stake in Hyundai. The acquisition would make Hanil Cement the largest producer in South Korea, with a market share of more than 30 per cent. The bid values Hyundai at nearly 60 per more than its current market capitalisation of KRW486bn. A final deal is expected to be si...

USA: TAKRAF acquires bulk handling company

17 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Global mining and bulk material handling equipment supplier, TAKRAF, has acquired the assets of FMC Technologies' Material Handling Systems (FMC MHS) business unit based in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA. For over 100 years, FMC MHS has provided systems expertise by engineering, procuring, and construction assistance of complete material handling systems for a variety of industries, including mining, minerals, power and food. It also provides a line of proprietary equipment for rotary drying...

Ensuring long-term growth

11 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Grupo Cementos Chihuahua (GCC) is completing a key acquisition programme in the USA as it buys Cemex assets such as the Odessa cement works in Texas. ICR speaks with Ron Henley, president of GCC America. Ron Henley, president of GCC America ICR: GCC is in the process of making some major acquisitions in the USA to expand its cement portfolio. Can you describe what this means in terms of how cement capacity will increase and what the profile of the group’s plants is now like reg...

India: JSW Cement acquiring controlling stake in Shiva Cement

11 January 2017, Published under Cement News

JSW Cement Ltd is to buy the entire promoter holding in cement maker Shiva Cement Ltd and launch an open offer to acquire another 32 per cent from the company's public equity shareholders. Odisha-based Shiva Cement confirmed that it has agreed to sell its 35.6 per cent promoter holding to JSW Cement at INR14/share (US$0.20/share). In a separate BSE filing, JM Financial Institutional Securities Ltd, manager to the offer, said that JSW Cement, together with Sun Investments Pvt Ltd and Re...

Trinidad Cement directors recommend rejection of Cemex bid

04 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The board of directors of Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) has written to shareholders advising them to reject Cemex's TTD597m (US$89m) offer for a controlling interest in the company, the Jamaica Observer reports. “The company (TCL) has experienced a turnaround after multiple past efforts to do so. The evidence of the turnaround is supported by the company’s return to sustainable profitability in 2015 and continuing to produce positive net income throughout 2016,” said the directors in their le...