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Suez Cement looks to sell stake in Hilal Cement

11 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Suez Cement has decided to place its 51 per cent stake in Kuwait-based Hilal Cement up for sale, according to a statement to the country’s stock exchange. Elsewhere, the company’s board has also approved a proposal to obtain a three-year US$125m loan from HeidelbergCement, its parent company. The funds are expected to be used to offset local overdue payments.

Cemex set to divest certain UK assets to Breedon Group

08 January 2020, Published under Cement News

UK-based Breedon Group has announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement with Cemex to acquire certain assets and operations in the UK for a total consideration of GBP178m, on a cash and debt free basis. The assets encompass approximately 100 active operations, including 49 ready-mix plants, 28 aggregate quarries, 4 depots, 1 cement terminal, 14 asphalt plants and 4 concrete products operations. The operations are located across six divisions located in Scotland, Wales, north-...

Dongwu Cement to sell stake in wastewater treatment company

18 December 2019, Published under Cement News

China’s Dongwu Cement has announced that its subsidiary, Xinhua Shanghai Investment Management Co, plans to divest its entire 62.26 per cent stake in Shanghai Biofit Environmental Technology Co. The total consideration for the divestment is estimated at CNY22m (US$3.14m). Shanghai Biofit and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in the treatment of organic wastewater and sludge, alongside the comprehensive treatment of urban organic waste.

CRH reportedly in talks to sell stake in Indian joint venture

13 December 2019, Published under Cement News

CRH is reportedly in talks to exit its joint venture with India’s My Home Group, according to VC Circle. In 2008, CRH acquired the 50 per cent stake in My Home Industries for around US$450m and the deal would see this returned to the Indian group. My Home Industries operates across four locations in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, with a total cement capacity of 9.6Mta. The company is a market leader in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana under its flagship brand of Maha Cement.

CRH to divest European Distribution business to Blackstone

02 August 2019, Published under Cement News

CRH plc has agreed to divest its European Distribution business to private equity funds managed by Blackstone for EUR1.64bn, subject to regulatory approval. The sale includes CRH's entire General Builders Merchant business in Europe, including its sanitary heating and plumbing business. It supplies building materials to professional builders, specialists contractors and DIY customers through a network of local and regional brands across six countries in western Europe. The divestment follo...

CRH divests its European Distribution business for EUR1.64bn

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

CRH has agreed the divestment of its European Distribution business to private equity funds managed by Blackstone for an enterprise value of EUR1.64bn in cash, subject to regulatory approval. The divested business unit consists of CRH's entire general builders merchants business in Europe, including its sanitary heating and plumbing business that serve professional builders, contractors and DIY customers across six countries. In 2018 the business unit generated proforma EBITDA of EUR155m on...

HeidelbergCement makes further progress with portfolio optimisation

09 April 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary Italcementi has signed contracts with Buzzi Unicem and Colacem regarding the disposals of cement plants in the northern and central region of Italy. The involved parties agreed not to disclose details of the transactions for the time being.  “These divestments are part of our action plan to accelerate our portfolio optimisation,” said Dr Scheifele, chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement. “We are well on our way to reach our target of EUR1.5bn of d...

HeidelbergCement reduces its stake in Ciments du Maroc

22 February 2019, Published under Cement News

As part of its action plan to optimise its portfolio and improve cash generation, HeidelbergCement is its reducing stake in Ciments du Maroc. HeidelbergCement announces the sale of around 1.1m shares, representing 7.8 per cent of Ciments du Maroc's share capital, for an aggregate amount of approximately EUR140m. The shares were sold to Moroccan institutional investors through an off-market block trade. Following this transaction, HeidelbergCement retains a controlling stake of 54.6 per ce...

LafargeHolcim lines up Middle East Africa assets for US$8bn divestment

08 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Just a week after closing the US$1.75bn divestment of Holcim Indonesia, LafargeHolcim is understood to be contemplating the sale of its Middle East-Africa business unit, according to Bloomberg. The sale of the group's Middle East-Africa unit would take divestments well beyond the group's announced target of CHF2bn (US$2bn). In 2018 LafargeHolcim's Middle East-Africa operations are forecast to contribute 13.5 per cent (CHF816m) of group EBITDA and 11.2 per cent (CHF3090m) of group revenue ...

HeidelbergCement targets cash generation

04 February 2019, Published under Cement News

This week the trend for divestments from the large multinationals was again demonstrated by LafargeHolcim's admission that it may seek a buyer for its operations in the Philippines , but it is not alone in trying to seek markets with higher returns. The selling hat is also being worn by HeidelbergCement, which held its Commerzbank German Investment Seminar 2019 in New York on 14 January. Dr Bernd Scheifele, Group CEO, gave a presentation update on the performance of the group in 2018 with s...