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Jinyuan Cement approves environmental technology company acquisition

25 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Jinyuan Cement Co Ltd company has approved of its subsidiaries acquisition of Shanghai Huayu Environmental Technology Co Ltd. Directors of Jinyuan Cement approved Golden Circle Cement Co Ltd's acquisition of the technology company. Through Golden Circle Cement Co Ltd, Jinyuan Cement Co now has a 51 per cent stake in Shanghai Huayu Environmental Technology. The acquisition was made to speed up the pace of environmental development strategy, and actively promote the cement kiln co-processi...

Thomas Gruppe to buy Gebr Seibel Zementwerke

13 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Thomas Gruppe (revenues estimated at EUR300m) confirmed on Thursday 12 October 2017 that it was taking over Portland-Zementwerke Gebr Seibel GmbH & Co KG, in Germany, a family-run business headed by Heinrich and his son Hubertus Seibel. Gebr Seibel Zementwerk has encountered problems due to discount requirements of its main client, Cementbouw (CRH group), ie roughly 120,000t out of 600,000t produced annually. CRH demanded to be supplied based on a cut-rate price per tonne (EUR42/t). T...

Summit Materials revealed as US$3.8bn bidder for Ash Grove Cement

09 October 2017, Published under Cement News

US cement maker Summit Materials has been revealed as the US$3.8bn bidder for Ash Grove Cement, according to a Reuters' source. The bid was submitted last week to trump an earlier takeover bid from Irish building materials firm CRH Plc. Ash Grove said earlier on Friday that it had received a new bid from an unnamed party which valued the business at US$3.7-US$3.8bn . The source said Summit Materials’ bid was submitted on Thursday and is currently being considered by Ash Grove’s board...

Ash Grove Cement receives US$3.8bn takeover proposal

06 October 2017, Published under Cement News

CRH noted that an announcement by Ash Grove yesterday that the period for obtaining shareholder approval has been extended for its proposed acqusition. US cement maker Ash Grove Cement Co said on Thursday it received a larger takeover proposal valued at up to US$3.8bn, surpassing an earlier offer from Irish building materials firm CRH Plc. CRH said last month it agreed to buy Ash Grove for a total consideration of US$3.5bn. Ash Grove said the new bid valued at US$3.7-US$3.8bn was expected t...

Pioneer Cement to acquire Galadari Cement

06 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Pioneer Cement Company Ltd (PIOC) in a stock filing informed that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with sponsors of Galadari Cement (GULF) Ltd (GCGL) to acquire 100 per cent stake of the company. GCGL was incorporated in 1980 with acquisition of land at District Hub, in Baluchistan province of Pakistan, while formal construction of plant had begun during 1998. The plant's main equipment was procured from European manufacturers. However, due to legal and inheritance issues the ...

CRH said to be closing in on Suwanee America acquisition

03 October 2017, Published under Cement News

CRH Plc is nearing an agreement to acquire Florida-based cement company Suwannee American Cement LLC from Votorantim Cimentos SA and Anderson Columbia Co, according to Bloomberg. The companies could announce an agreement this week, acording to the news seervice cources. The deal may value Suwannee at about US$750m. While talks are advanced, they could still be delayed or fall apart and the valuation could change. The planned acquisition follows a string of deals for CRH, which last month a...

Summit Materials could be swept up in US consolidtion trend

02 October 2017, Published under Cement News

As the cement sector continues to consolidate, the number of potential targets with values of more than US$1bn (EUR842m) will continue to fall and quite possibly, Summit Materials will see its position change from being an acquirer of companies - to being a target, reports the Sunday Independent. Follwing, CRH's recent move to acquire US company Ash Grove Cement for US$3.5bn and Martin Marietta's US$1.6bn (EUR1.3bn) payment for Bluegrass Materials, a leading aggregates company, investo...

CRH agrees US$3.5bn acquisition of Ash Grove Cement

21 September 2017, Published under Cement News

CRH plc has reached an agreement to buy US-based Ash Grove Cement Co for US$3.5bn. The proposed transaction is subject to Ash Grove shareholder and regulatory approvals and will be financed through existing financial resources. The transaction is expected to close around year end 2017. Albert Manifold, Chief Executive of CRH, commented: “Ash Grove is an excellent addition to CRH’s portfolio of businesses across North America as we seek to deploy our capital into high quality businesses tha...

Four-bidder shortlist for Halla Cement stake

19 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Four bidders have been shortlisted for the full stake in South Korea’s Halla Cement, the country’s fourth-largest cement producer. Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia, the largest shareholder of Halla Cement, and its sales advisor Citigroup Global Market Securities Korea have shortlisted four potential buyers: three strategic investors – Asia Cement Co, Sungshin Cement Co and Aju Corporation Co – and private equity fund LK Investment Partners. Last week a total of six investors ini...

Dangote confirms "preliminary talks" with PPC

15 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Talks between Dangote Cement and PPC regarding the possible acquisition of PPC by Dangote are in a "preliminary stage", according to the Nigeria-based cement producer, confirming news reports earlier this week . If successful, Dangote Cement would extend its presence in South Africa. Currently the company owns a 64 per cent stake in Sephaku Cement. "DCP (Dangote Cement Plc) hereby confirms that the board of directors of DCP has merely communicated its interest to the board of directors o...