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Camargo Correa in talks to sell stake in Argentinian cement assets

09 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Reuters reports that an anonymous source has disclosed that Brazilian engineering firm Camargo Correa has opened talks with a view to selling a 40 per cent stake in its Argentinian cement firm, Loma Negra Cia Industrial. Camargo Correa has raised US$2.5bn this year from asset sales, and has been examining the feasibility of selling all or part of its stake in Loma Negra and Brazil’s InterCement for the past two years. Sources close to the company said that Camargo Correa had previously...

Sweden: Swerock to acquire HeidelbergCement operations in Western Götaland

31 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Swerock AB has signed a deal with HeidelbergCement Northern Europe to acquire the latter’s gravel and rock operations. The two companies have signed a letter of intent and are expected to reach a more comprehensive agreement on 1 September 2016. The HeidelbergCement assets affected by this deal generated revenues of SEK110m (US$13m) in 2015.

China: Socam to sell part of its stake in Nanjing Jiangnan Cement

30 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Socam Development is to sell a 35 per cent stake in Nanjing Jiangnan Cement to property developer Country Garden for CNY147.6m (US$22m), Etnet reports. Socam Development will retain a 25 per cent stake in Nanjing Jiangnan, and intends to sell this to Country Garden at a later date. 

HeidelbergCement to sell US assets to Cementos Argos in US$660m deal

18 August 2016, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has agreed to sell its plant in Martinsburg (WV), USA, and eight terminals to Cementos Argos for US$660m. The deal is subject to regulatory approval, but the Federal Trade Commission had ordered the disposal as a result of the Italcementi acquisition. HeidelbergCement said that it expected the transaction to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016. The deal involves the disposal of the company's Lehigh and Essroc subsidiaries. Dr Bernd Scheifele, chairman of the Man...

Sagar Cement to invest US$22m in new capacity

18 August 2016, Published under Cement News

India-based cement producer Sagar Cement has announced that it plans to spend INR1.45bn (US$22m) over the next two years to expand its operations, the Hindu reports. The sum includes INR660m (US$10m) to purchase a 1.8Mta grinding unit currently owned by Toshali Cements in Bayyavaram, Andhra Pradesh. Sreekanth Reddy, Executive Director, Sagar Cement, said: “This acquisition will bring down logistics cost and facilitate Sagar to introduce slag cement in parts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha”. ...

LafargeHolcim announce further Chinese sales

04 August 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has, for the second time in a week, announced that it is to sell some of its Chinese assets. Reuters reports that the company is to sell 13 integrated plants and four grinding stations for CHF208m (US$215m). The assets – currently operated by Lafarge China Cement – are to be purchased by Huaxin Cement, in which LafargeHolcim itself has a 41.8 per cent shareholding. Commenting on the sale, LafargeHolcim CEO Eric Olsen said: "Following our announcement earlier this week to ...

Cementir to acquire HeidelbergCement’s Belgian operations

25 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Cementir has announced that it is to acquire HeidelbergCement’s Belgian assets for an enterprise value of EUR312m (US$342m). The deal primarily consists of Compagnie des Ciments Belges SA and is subject to the European Commission giving its approval. HeidelbergCement has been obliged to sell its Belgian operations as part of the process of acquiring Italcementi. In 2015 the assets generated pro forma sales of EUR180m (US$197m) on sales of 1.8Mt of cement, 4.8Mt of aggregates and 0.8Mm 3 ...

Conch offer shows price just one factor in Lafarge deal

14 July 2016, Published under Cement News

China’s Anhui Conch lost out in the race to acquire Lafarge India despite the fact that its offer of INR95bn (US$1.4bn) was higher than the INR94bn bid submitted by Nirma Group, the eventual winners. In an article published today, Mint examines some possibilities behind Anhui’s failure. The paper dismisses suggestions that the Competition Commission of India intervened directly to block its bid but does lend support to the idea that Lafarge was happier to reach agreement with a domestic f...

India: Nirma to acquire Lafarge India for US$1.4bn

11 July 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has announced that it has reached agreement with Nirma Group for the sale of Lafarge India. The deal - valued at US$1.4bn - will see Nirma acquire assets that include 11Mta of grinding capacity and several limestone quarries. Nirma has won out against four other bidders: China’s Anhui Conch, Mexican firm Cemex, and domestic firms JSW Cement and Piramal Group. The Competition Commission of India still needs to approve the move, but given Nirma’s small existing presence in the...

Deadline day reached for Lafarge India bids

04 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Today (4 July) sees the passing of the deadline by which bidders must submit binding offers for Lafarge India's assets. According to press sources, five companies – three domestic and two foreign – are in the running for the facilities, which include production capacity of 11Mta. The five firms submitting their bids today are: Cemex, Anhui Conch, JSW Cement, Piramal Enterprises and the Nirma Group. Of the five, only JSW Cement has a significant presence in the Indian market: the company h...