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Camargo Correa takeover of Cimpor to involve asset swap

30 May 2012, Published under Cement News

A takeover bid by Camargo Correa for Cimpor will involve an asset swap to buy out Votorantim, Portugal's securities regulator CMVM said on Tuesday, Reuters reports. CMVM approved the previously-announced EUR5.5/share bid under these terms and said the remaining shareholders in Cimpor would have between Wednesday and June 19 to decide whether to sell their stakes. Camargo Correa, which is already the largest single shareholder in Cimpor with a 33 per cent stake, launched a EUR2.5bn bid for ...

Brazil may approve Camargo's Cimpor stake – report

21 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Brazil's antitrust regulator Cade may approve Camargo Correa's stake in Portuguese cement maker Cimpor Cimpor but reject the stake of rival Votorantim Cimentos, according to reports by newspaper Valor Economico. Cade has been analysing Votorantim and Camargo Correa's separate purchases of minority stakes in Cimpor since February 2010, which frustrated an acquisition attempt by Brazilian steelmaker CSN. Camargo Correa has raised its stake since then to nearly 33 percent of Cimpor. Camarg...

Camargo Correa rejects Cimpor proposal as ‘unrealistic’

15 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Brazilian conglomerate Camargo Correa has rejected Cimpor management's counter-proposal for a merger with Camargo's cement unit, saying it was "unrealistic,” Reuters reports. Cimpor's board, which had earlier said the price of EUR5.5/share offered by Camargo was too low, said on Saturday a merger would widen Cimpor's portfolio and create better synergies, preventing the withdrawal of another Brazilian shareholder, Votorantim. Its proposal involves paying up to EUR1/share in dividends to C...

Brazil contributes 44% of Cimpor’s EBITDA

09 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Cimpor’s first quarter turnover declined by 4.9% to €521.2m and the EBITDA came off by 10.2% to €128m. A further 7.5% reduction in depreciation and provision charges to €49.7m brought about an 11.8% reduction in the trading profit to €78.3m. After net financial costs 8.4% higher at €10.7m, to give a pre-tax profit 14.3% lower at €67.6m and the net attributable profit, after a higher tax charge but a minorities credit of €1.5m, was 15.4% lower at €49m. Net debt was 0.2% higher at €1,553.4m...

Camargo says Votorantim to likely exchange Cimpor stake - report

08 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Camargo Correa SA said Votorantim Cimentos SA will probably accept some of Cimpor assets in exchange for its shares in the Portuguese company after rejecting a cash bid, Bloomberg reports. “There is a very strong probability that Votorantim Cimentos SA will accept this offer,” Camargo Correa’s Intercement unit said in an emailed statement. Votorantim has decided not to accept Camargo’s EUR5.5-a-share cash bid for Cimpor, it said. By splitting up some of Cimpor’s assets, Camargo Correa, Br...

InterCement plans asset swap with Votorantim

07 May 2012, Published under Cement News

InterCement, the cement unit of Brazilian industrial conglomerate Grupo Camargo Correa, on Sunday provided further details regarding its bid to acquire Cimpor. Camargo Correa said it hasn't changed its March 30 offer of EUR5.5 per Cimpor share, and said that payment would be made immediately after the offer closes, in cash, according to a report by Dow Jones News Service. The company stressed that Cimpor would remain a Portuguese company, and retain the same brand, and that it would be str...

Cimpor

03 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Cimpor's defence document claims that the Camargo Correa bid significantly undervalues the company. It points out that the €5.50 per share offer compares unfavourably with the €6.50 per share paid by Camargo Correa for the shares it acquired from Teixeira Duarte and from Bipadosa in 2010. Not only that, it is also lower than the failed €5.75 per share bid for Cimpor by the steel company Companhia Siderurgica National (CSN) just over two years ago, that led to Camargo Correa and Votorantim m...

FLSmidth wins orders for Cimpor projects in Brazil

30 April 2012, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has received contracts to provide two major cement projects for Cimpor in Brazil. The expansion plans include a brand new production unit in northwestern Brazil (the Caxitu project) and a new production line at Cimpor’s existing Cezarina plant in central-western Brazil. When commissioned in 2013, the two projects will form an essential part of  Cimpor Cimentos do Brasil’s current 2.3Mta expansion programme. They will help to support Brazil’s growing economy and development of infra...

Cimpor defence document rejects Camargo Correa bid

16 April 2012, Published under Cement News

The Cimpor defence document claims that the Camargo Correa bid significantly undervalues the company. It points out that the EUR5.50 per share offer compares poorly with the EUR6.50 per share paid by Camargo Correa for the shares it acquired from Teixeira Duarte and from Bipadosa in 2010.  Not only that, it is also lower than the failed EUR5.75/share bid for Cimpor by the steel company Companhia Siderurgica National (CSN) just over two years ago, that led to Camargo Correa and Votorantim ge...

No asset sales in proposed Cimpor buyout

11 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Jose Barros Franco, chief executive of Intercement, a subsidiary of Brazil's second-largest construction group Camargo Correa does not expect to have to sell any assets if its buyout  of Cimpor goes ahead as planned. In a written reply to questions from Reuters the bid price of EUR5.5/Cimpor share was "fair", but would not say if the company would consider sweetening the offer. Portuguese conglomerate Semapa has made a proposal to major shareholders in Cimpor to try to keep it in Portugu...