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Ambuja Cements posts 68% decline in profit in 3QFY23

24 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements has posted a 68 per cent fall in standalone net profit in the 3QFY23 ended 30 September 2022. According to Mint, net profit for the three-month period came in at INR1380m (US$16.67m), compared to INR4410m in the same period last year. Net sales advanced by 14 per cent from INR31,930m to INR36,310m. EBITDA in the 3QFY23 came in at INR3040m, significantly impacted by the rise in fuel costs. Volumes saw growth of 12 per cent, while logistics costs saw a notable reduction dri...

Cement sector fuels Indian M&A record

21 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Adani Group ’s acquisition of Ambuja Cements and ACC has contributed to a new record in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in India. According to data by Refinitiv, the value of M&A deals in India has risen by 58 per cent YoY to US$158bn in the first nine months of 2022, coming in higher than the full-year total in both 2018 and 2021. The nine-month period saw 1795 M&A deals being struck, up 21 per cent YoY, marking another record according to Mint. Analysts believe India could soon ...

ACC Ltd records cement volume growth of 4%

18 October 2022, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd (ACC) (Adani Group) has announced the financial results for the quarter ended 30 September 2022, recording a cement volume grew of four per cent as compared to the same quarter last year. Ready-mix concrete also performed well with a volume growth of approximately 10 per cent over the same quarter last year.   With a focus on operational excellence and unlocking potential, ACC has accelerated debottlenecking of various plants and improvement in efficiencies. Alternative fuel...

Adani in talks to acquire Jaiprakash cement unit

10 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Adani Group is in advanced talks to acquire the cement unit of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd, part of Jaiprakash Associates Ltd, according to Mint. The group is expected to pay around INR50bn (US$607m) for a 2Mta grinding unit in Nigrie, Madhya Pradesh, along with other smaller assets. The deal will not only help lower debt for Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd but also solidify Adani’s place in the cement industry, having already acquired Ambuja Cements Ltd and ACC Ltd from Holcim fo...

Adani Group to invest US$848m in Rajasthan cement

10 October 2022, Published under Cement News

India’s Adani Group has revealed plans to spend INR70bn (US$848m) doubling the group’s cement production capacity in the northern state of Rajasthan. This follows an announcement by the company to invest INR650bn (US$7.9bn) in the state over the next 5-7 years. Along with cement production, investments are planned in the renewables business, airport expansion, and networks to deliver piped natural gas (PNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG), reports Reuters. Just a few weeks ago, Gautam ...

India Cements in talks to sell Madhya Pradesh project

04 October 2022, Published under Cement News

India Cements is reportedly in talks with a number of companies over the sale of its project in Madhya Pradesh. India Cements had planned to set up a 3Mta integrated cement plant on the site but is now looking to sell the site to reduce its long-term debt, reports The Hindu. The project with its limestone mine is valued at around INR8000m (US$97.8m). Among the companies vying for the project are UltraTech Cement , JSW Cement , Birla Group and Adani Group . May 2022 saw India Ceme...

Adani Group to double cement production capacity

20 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The Adani Group plans to double its cement production capacity over the next five years, according to Gautam Adani, group chairman. Speaking at an event in Mumbai to mark the closure of Adani Group’s acquisition of Holcim ’s stakes in Ambuja Cements and ACC Ltd , Mr Adani said that he expects capacity to go from the current 70Mta to 140Mta over the course of the next five years. “While India is the second largest producer of cement in the world, our per capita consumption is just 25...

Holcim closes sale of India business

16 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has closed the sale of its business in India to the Adani Group. The deal includes Holcim’s stake in Ambuja Cement at a share price of INR385 (US$4.82) and in ACC at a share price of INR2300, resulting in cash proceeds for Holcim of US$6.4bn, according to Dow Jones. Holcim held a 63.11 per cent stake in Ambuja Cement, which owns 50.05 per cent of ACC, along with a 4.48 per cent direct stake in ACC.  Jan Jenisch, CEO, Holcim, said, “I would like to thank our 10,700 Indian coll...

Adani plans management shake-up following takeover

12 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Gautam Adani, his son Karan and his nephew Pranav, are expected to join the management boards of ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements . As part of an overhaul of the top management of both companies, following their takeover by the Adani Group , some existing members of the boards are expected to step down, including the following board members at Ambuja Cements: N S Sekhsaria, chairman, Jan Jenisch, vice chairman, Neeraj Akhoury, managing director and CEO, and Martin Kriegner, director – one sour...

Adani Group scouts for M&A chief

08 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The Adani Group is looking to recruit a new chief of mergers and acquisitions, replacing Vinod Bahety, who is moving to a new role within the company. According to Financial Express Online, so far this year the Adani Group has agreed to buy Holcim’s cement business in India in a US$10.5bn deal, has promised to invest US$70bn in green energy, and recently launched a hostile takeover of New Delhi Television Ltd. Owner Gautam Adani has been named as the world’s third-richest person, beh...