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UltraTech's bid for Binani approved by NCLAT

14 November 2018, Published under Cement News

A bid submitted by India’s UltraTech Cement to acquire Binani Cement has received approval from the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). A two-member bench of NCLAT, headed by Chairman Justice S J Mukhopadhaya, approved the company’s resolution plan and said that the plan submitted by Dalmia Bharat’s Rajputana Properties was “discriminatory” against some financial creditors, according to the Press Trust of India. 

Indian cement sector receives new investment

04 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The Indian cement sector is receiving fresh investment as capacity utilisation rates increase, with at least six companies at various stages of announcing or implementing expansion plans, according to the Business Standard. Dalmia Bharat has recently announced plans for 8Mta of new capacity in Odisha, eastern India, at an investment cost of INR37.2bn (US$554.7m). "Looking at the demand for our premium products, we decided to add capacity and strengthen our leadership in east India. For...

Dalmia Bharat-led bid approved by lenders

09 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Lenders to the bankrupt Binani Cement have decided that a a Dalmia Bharat-led bid would be allowed, thereby overruling the objections of UltraTech Cement. The offer fulfilled all of the conditions and hence there is no reason to block it, reports a source for The Economic Times. At a meeting held in Mumbai on Wednesday, the lenders involved decided to seek the approval of their respective boards on the Dalmia-Bain bid, where it was also revealed that Dalmia had received CCI approval for t...

UltraTech seeks clarity on Binani Cement bidding process

07 March 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech has approached the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) in Kolkata, seeking clarity on the evaluation of bids for Binani Cement, according to India Info Online. Dalmia Bharat outbid the company by approximately INR1bn (US$15.39m) to eventually win the assets. However, it has been reported that parameters such as the company’s background, experience and ability to pay upfront cash to secured lenders were taken into account. Binani Industries (BIL) has also petitioned the NCLT, cl...

Dalmia Bharat wins bid for Binani

28 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Bharat Cement Ltd won the bid for Binani Cement on Tuesday, despite UltraTech Cement submitting an almost identical offer. The panel supervising the insolvency proceedings of Binani approved Dalmia’s resolution plan, which was backed by the Bain Piramal Resurgence Fund.   Dalmia is expected to invest INR67bn (US$1.03bn) in Binani over a period of time. It has been alleged that UltraTech missed the opportunity due to concerns raised about penalties issued by the Competition Commissi...

Dalmia Bharat ready to acquire Kalyanpur Cement

30 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Bharat is set to acquire bankrupt Kalyanpur Cement after lenders have approved a debt resolution plan, reports the Economic Times. Dalmia outbid other companies like JSW Cement, JK Lakshmi and Star Cement, in a resolution which may exceed INR3.5bn (US$54.92m). Although the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) have not yet approved the acquisition, a decision is expected within the coming days. "The debt resolution assumes significance as the company is based out of Bihar, where the...

Dalmia Bharat to acquire Murli Industries

21 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Bharat is set to acquire the bankrupt Murli Industries, according to The Economic Times. The deal represents an investment of close to INR4bn (US$62.4m) by Dalmia. The company will also cancel almost the entire equity of Murli Industries. Dalmia won the bid on Wednesday, despite Gajanan Oil submitting a higher cash offer. Including interest and fines, Murli Industries had accumulated INR17bn in debt. Murli has an integrated cement plant with a capacity of 3Mta.

NCB announces greenest cement company

08 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Bharat won the title of world's greenest cement company from the National Awards from National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCB) for 2015-16 and 2016-17, winning across six categories. On receiving the award, Mahendra Singhi, Group CEO of Dalmia Bharat Cement, said: "We are honoured to receive this prestigious award from NCB. We are extremely delighted to be acknowledged for our efforts in making a greener environment. On behalf of the Dalmia family, I thank you for thi...

India: Dalmia OCL merger

07 November 2016, Published under Cement News

The boards of Dalmia Bharat Ltd and OCL India have decided to merge the two entities, creating the fourth-largest cement manufacturer in India with a total capacity of 25Mta and annual revenues of approximately INR100bn (US$1.5bn). OCL will merge with Dalmia Bharat and will issue fresh shares for public shareholders in lieu of their ownership in OCL. Public shareholding in OCL stands at a little over 25 per cent. Dalmia Bharat will not be issuing any fresh shares against its own 74.9 per ...

Dalmia quarterly results

18 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Bharat announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter ended 30 June 2016. Dalmia performed well in the period, achieved through a focus on branding, customer centricity and cost optimisation. The company reported that it achieved an EBITDA margin of 29 per cent and its sales volume increased 22 per cent YoY. It also worked towards expanding its sustainable footprint, with non-fossil fuel usage reaching 83 per cent. Operational efficiency was also aided by op...