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Cemex and Buzzi Unicem complete Kosmos Cement sale to Eagle Materials Inc

09 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has divested its 75 per cent share in its partnership with Buzzi Unicem of Kosmos Cement in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, to Eagle Materials Inc. The divestment is for an aggregate amount of US$665m, of which Cemex will receive approximately US$499m. Meanwhile, Buzzi Unicem has sold its 25 per cent share in Kosmos Cement to Eagle Materials Inc. The deal includes the divestment of the Louisville cement plant and seven terminals and raw material reserves.

Breedon - growing into a giant

10 January 2020, Published under Cement News

This week Breedon Group Plc announced it is on track to acquire a large part of Cemex UK's operations for GBP178m (US$232.5m), continuing the company's rapid transformation into a heavy weight of the UK building materials sector. The assets under consideration included 100 active operations , including 49 ready-mix plants, 28 aggregate quarries, four depots, one cement terminal, 14 asphalt plants and four concrete product operations. In the year ended 31 December 2018, Cemex’s UK Assets so...

Votorantim

28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Votorantim is among the companies believed to be interested in buying LafargeHolcim’s Australian and New Zealand divisions, according to The Australian. The cement giant is reportedly considering exiting the two countries in a bid to drive down debt levels. Cement Australia Pty Ltd and Cement Australia Partnership (CACAP) is the company that LafargeHolcim operates as in Australia. It currently operates two integrated plants at Railton, Tasmania and Gladstone, Queensland, and two grinding ...

HeidelbergCement

28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s North American subsidiary, Lehigh Hanson Inc, has entered into an agreement with Giant Cement to acquire its Keystone cement plant in Bath, Pennsylvania. The 1.1Mta plant supplies the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York markets with bulk and bagged products. “With its modernised kiln, healthy customer base and large limestone reserves, the Keystone cement plant is an excellent strategic fit for HeidelbergCement in North America and an important step in strengthening our ...

PT Indocement

31 July 2019, Published under Cement News

PT Indocement has said that it has not ruled out acquiring a new cement plant this year, should the opportunity arise. In March this year, the company expressed an interest in purchasing PT Sinar Tambang Arthalestari, owner of Semen Bima, but was unsuccessful. Christian Kartawijaya, president director of PT Indocement, has said that the company is still open to factories in strategic locations where Indocement does not currently operate. “Indocement is in a position that it is ready to ma...

Ciments du Maroc to acquire Atlantic Cement and Cimsud

29 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Ciments du Maroc has announced it has signed an agreement with Anouar Invest for the acquisition of two cement companies, Atlantic Ciment and Cimsud. Atlantic Cement is currently building an integrated cement plant in Settat province. Cimsud has a 0.5Mta grinding unit at Laâyoune. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the second half of this year and is subject to meeting several conditions.

Ambuja Cement to support cement activities with RMC and aggregate acquisitions

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Ambuja Cement is looking to acquire capacity in ready-mix concrete (RMC) and aggregates business to fuel growth, according to The Business Standard, citing a company official. Analysts see the move as a step towards being a building materials company and not solely a cement maker. “Globally, cement giants have looked at developing a building materials image and not just as a cement manufacturer and the focus of Ambuja (Holcim Group) appears to be on similar lines. The fo...

Where will LafargeHolcim reinvest?

05 July 2019, Published under Cement News

In the last year LafargeHolcim has been disposing of assets in the cement market in which it no longer sees long-term value. This has meant the US$917m sale of its 80.6 per cent share holding in PT Holcim Indonesia to PT Semen Indonesia as well as its 51 per cent stake in Lafarge Malaysia for US$365m and the disposal of its 91 per cent holding in Holcim Singapore to YTL Cement. Closure of the sale of Holcim Philippines Inc to San Miguel Corp for US$2.5bn is expected to be completed in ...

Schwenk Zement to exit Namibia

18 March 2019, Published under Cement News

This week, ICR learned that the Namibian cement market was in the process of change with Schwenk Zement's 0.7Mta Ohorongo plant now expected to come under control of International Cement Group (ICG), a Singapore-based company owned by Compact Metal Industrial Plc. ICG aims to acquire 69.83 per cent in Ohorongo Cement, subject to approval by the competition authorities. The remaining 30.17 per cent of shares are held by the Development Bank of Namibia and other South African shareholders. ...

GCC looking for additional US assets

27 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) is exploring options for mergers and acquisitions in different markets, particularly the USA, according to CE Noticias Financieras. "In terms of growth in the US we are actively seeking expansions, mergers and acquisitions and that does not necessarily exclude completely that we could not expand through special capex," said GCC Director Enrique Escalante. In June 2018 GCC acquired the 0.315Mta Trident cement plant in Three Forks, Montana, from CRH.