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Romania's Competition Council launches cement market investigation

25 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Romania's Competition Council (RCC) is investigating possible anti-competitive practices between the three domestic market cement producers – Holcim Romania, CRH Ciment Romania and HeidelbergCement Romania. It is reported in the Romania Insider that the three companies are suspected of having split the local market in terms of market shares, product offer, production sales levels, technical development and investments. The investigation will also look at possible price-fixing starting from ...

CRH completes Phase 2 of share buy-back

22 October 2018, Published under Cement News

CRH has completed the second phase of its share buy-back programme, returning a further EUR350m of cash to its shareholders. Between 29 August and 18 October, 12.5m ordinary shares were repurchased on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Dublin at an average discount of 1.3 per cent to the volume weighted average price over the period. This brings total cash returned to shareholders under the ongoing EUR1bn share buy-back programme to around EUR700m. "The remaining portion of our buy...

CRH appoints two non-executive directors

01 October 2018, Published under Cement News

CRH has announced the appointment of Mary Rhinehart and Siobhan Talbot as non-executive directors of the board. Ms Rhinehart and Ms Talbot will join the company with effect from 1 October and 1 December, respectively. Ms Rhinehart is chairman, chief executive officer and president of Johns Manville Corp, a Berkshire Hathaway company, which is a leading global manufacturer of premium-quality building products and engineered specialty materials. Ms Talbot is group managing director of Glanb...

CRH announces revenue increase in 1H18

23 August 2018, Published under Cement News

CRH has reported its results for the half-year period ended 30 June 2018, announcing a slight increase in revenue of one per cent YoY to EUR11.9bn (US$13.76bn). Similarly, overall EBITDA rose one per cent to EUR1.13bn, while the EBITDA margin remained consistent at 9.5 per cent. Profit after tax reached EUR378bn, advancing nine per cent from EUR346bn in the year-ago period. The company has recorded divestments of EUR2.9bn and acquisitions of EUR3.4bn in the first six months of the year, whi...

CRH announces completion of Ash Grove acquisition

21 June 2018, Published under Cement News

CHR has now completed the acquisition of Ash Grove Cement Co. The Irish building materials producer announced on 21 September 2017  it reached an agreement to acquire the Kansas-based cement company for US$3.5bn. The US Federal Trade Commission issued its consent order for the deal on 15 June 2018.

Belarusian government ready to sell Krasnoselskstroymaterialy

18 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The Belarusian government is ready to sell Krasnoselskstroymaterialy to CRH for approximately US$200m, according to Deputy Prime Minister, Anatol Kalinin. "The investor does not want to buy the entire stake although we are offering it to purchase 100 per cent of its shares," he said, adding that the sides continued their talks and were bringing their positions closer together. The government is determined to carry out a targeted privatisation, said Mr Kalinin. The cement manufacturer has...

CRH receives approval to acquire Ash Grove Cement

15 June 2018, Published under Cement News

CRH Plc has received regulatory approval to acquire Ash Grove Cement Co. The US Federal Trade Commission has issued its consent order, with the US$3.5bn transaction expected to close in June 2018. CRH has agreed to divest assets to secure antitrust approval for the deal. As a result, the company will sell a cement plant and quarry in Montana, sand and gravel pits in Nebraska and four facilities (two limestone quarries and two asphalt plants) in Kansas, according to Reuters.

Disposals or growth for CRH?

13 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Last week, CRH made an announcement that it was creating a new global Building Products division which would start operation in January 2019 by merging its European Distribution and Americas Products divisions. Due to the company's enlarged scale, it sees opportunities for further value creation for its shareholders and is looking to maximise its network to improve its global products business. This comes after several years of re-positioning itself post-financial crisis when several of th...

China Resources Cement plans share sale

12 June 2018, Published under Cement News

China Resources Cement Holdings Ltd has announced that it plans to sell HKD4.19bn (US$533.98m) of new shares to its controlling shareholder, CRH Ltd, to raise capital for business development, repay debt and for working capital. CRH will the buy the new shares following its sale of the same amount of existing shares at the same price to third-party investors. The shareholding of CRH and its associates in China Resources Cement will fall to 68.7 per cent from 73.5 per cent upon completion o...

Disposals or growth for CRH?

08 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Last week, CRH made an announcement that it was creating a new global Building Products division which would start operation in January 2019 by merging its European Distribution and Americas Products divisions. Due to the company's enlarged scale, it sees opportunities for further value creation for its shareholders and is looking to maximise its network to improve its global products business. This comes after several years of re-positioning itself post-financial crisis when several of th...