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CRH completes US distribution operation divestment

03 January 2018, Published under Cement News

CRH plc reached an agreement to divest its Americas Distribution business for a total cash consideration of US$2.63bn on 24 August 2017, and the company has announced today that this transaction is now complete. The company said the price achieved from the sale of its US distribution operation to Beacon Roofing Supply represents 16 times earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation. A note by Dublin-based brokers Davy said in August that CRH’s disposal of its US distributio...

Bärtschi retires from CRH board

21 December 2017, Published under Cement News

CRH plc has announced that Ernst Bärtschi has retired from the CRH Board with effect from 20 December 2017. CRH Chairman, Nicky Hartery, said, "On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Ernst for his commitment and service to CRH over the last six years, and wish him every success in the future."

CRH exits PPC talks but LafargeHolcim discussions continue

07 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Irish cement producer CRH has decided to pull out of the process to bid for rival PPC, the South African company said on Thursday. Last month, CRH made an undisclosed cash bid for PPC and had been given time for due diligence and to submit an updated bid, but CRH has now opted to drop its interest in PPC. "CRH has decided not to submit an updated expression of interest and therefore considers it appropriate to withdraw from the Independent Board’s process," PPC said in a statement. In...

CTP wins Karsdorf SCR technology order

06 December 2017, Published under Cement News

CTP Chemisch Thermische Prozesstechnik GmbH, based in Graz, Austria, has signed a contract with Opterra, a CRH company, for the supply of two new LD-SCR (low-dust, selective-catalytic-reduction) systems at the Karsdorf plant, Germany. The systems are the first of their kind and combine the advantages of a regenerative system with proven SCR technology to adhere to the stringent requirements of the 17th BimSchV regulation for NO x and NH 3 .   The scope includes design, supply and insta...

PPC board rejects Fairfax offer

24 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The board of PPC has advised its shareholders not to accept the offer of Fairfax Africa Investment Pty Ltd to buy a stake in the South African cement producer. The company will continue talks with LafargeHolcim and CRH on the sale. The Takeover Regulation Panel has extended the deadline for the Fairfax offer to 12 December 2017, according to the cement producer’s board. Fairfax has signalled its intention to make an offer to acquire ordinary shares representing ZAR2bn (US$144.1m) of PPC’s...

Irish Cement plans to reduce carbon emissions

22 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has stated that its plans to increase alternative fuels usage is not a move to develop a waste incinerator, according to The Irish Times. The company has been using 120,000t of residual waste at its Platin cement works and has requested permission to increase the volume to 600,000t. The new plans submitted to Bord Pleanála for approval would allow the company to replace up to 85 per cent of its fossil fuels with alternative fuels. The project would help reduce Ireland’s carbo...

CRH sees a 3% revenue increase in 3Q17

21 November 2017, Published under Cement News

CRH has reported a three per cent increase in revenue for the third quarter of 2017. The group's EBITDA has also risen two per cent YoY for the 3Q. The company’s trading performance has particularly benefitted from underlying growth in the Americas throughout the period. Elsewhere, the 3Q results from Europe have remained positively consistent with the rest of the year while performance in Asia has deteriorated. CRH has announced for the nine months of 2017 ended September, a two per cent...

Karsdorf Cement plant sale to be abandoned

20 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Schwenk KG has abandoned its plans to acquire Opterra’s cement plant in Karsdorf, according to a press release by the Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office - FCO). The withdrawal of the notification also includes the purchase of the cement plant in Sötenich. "The merger was expected to significantly impede effective competition and would have had to be prohibited. With the acquisition of the plant in Karsdorf Schwenk would have gained a dominant position as a cement manufacturer in the ...

CRH plans cash bid for PPC

14 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Ireland’s CRH has registered its interest in submitting a cash bid for South African cement producer PPC as it takes on AfriSam and LafargeHolcim. While PPC did not disclose the amount of the bid, it said it would give the Irish group time for due diligence and to submit an updated bid next week which would include a value per share for the company. "Historically, it would have been unusual for CRH to enter a bidding situation for a listed company, given management's preference for pu...

PPC

01 November 2017, Published under Cement News

October has seen the saga over PPC’s future continue to dominate the headlines. Last month saw AfriSam submit a merger deal, backed by Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings. However, Prudential Investment Managers, which holds a 13-14 per cent stake in PPC, opposed the merger saying that the AfriSam deal undervalued PPC and that PPC’s share price would double in the next 3-4 years as operations across Africa ramp up. Visio Capital Management, which has a seven per cent share in PPC, th...