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Sri Lanka: LafargeHolcim to exit market

03 June 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is to sell its operations in Sri Lanka - a bagging plant, a grinding plant and the island's only integrated facility - as part of its wider divestment strategy, EconomyNext reports. At least three local firms are though to be interested in bidding for Holcim Lanka, which generated 1.7Mt of sales in 2015 with revenues of LKR23.4bn (US$158m).

India: LafargeHolcim sale temporarily halted by court

18 April 2016, Published under Cement News

The sale of 11Mta of LafargeHolciim assets in India has been put on hold by India's Competition Appellate Tribunal. According to Mint an appeal has been lodged by Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. against the Competition Commission of India’s decision ordering the divestment of Lafarge India. The tribunal's decision will delay the sale process by at least three weeks, until May 9. Last week saw the close of bidding for the assets - three integrated plants and two grinding plants with a combi...

Ten bidders chase LafargeHolcim Indian assets

14 April 2016, Published under Cement News

The sale of LafargeHolcim's Indian operations has attracted considerable interest, with the company having received bids from 10 groups interested in buying the assets. According to India's Economic Times, JSW Cement, Blackstone and Ramco Cements have all submitted bids, while the Irish Times notes that CRH, Piramal Group and Carlyle Group are also in the running. LafargeHolcim is selling three integrated plants and two grinding plants with a combined capacity of 11Mta, valued at aroun...

Cemex divests of Bangladesh and Thailand units, potential sale of minority stake in Philippine assets

11 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced yesterday that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its operations in Bangladesh and Thailand to Siam City Cement Co for approximately US$53m. Meanwhile, Cemex's Philippine subsidiary has presented an application to Philippine authorities for the potential sale of a minority stake of assets in the southeast Asian country. Bangladesh and Thailand divestitures Proceeds obtained from the Bangladesh and Thailand transaction will be used mainly for debt reduction and for ...


02 March 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has inaugurated 0.1Mta of additional grinding capacity at the Ndola cement works in Zambia, taking the annual capacity there to 0.5Mt. In addition to supplying the domestic market, this works exports to the Congo. In France LafargeHolcim is ceasing clinker production at Le Havre and at La Couronne. There will be a considerable reduction in staffing levels as only 31 will remain at Le Havre and 27 at La Couronne. The US$765m deal to sell one integrated works and one grindi...

Glenwood PE & Baring Private Equity Asia reportedly make bid for Lafarge Halla Cement

15 February 2016, Published under Cement News

South Korea’s private equity fund Glenwood Private Equity and Hong Kong-based private equity fund Baring Private Equity Asia are to buy Lafarge Halla Cement Corp (South Korea) from LafargeHolcim Ltd for around KRW550bn (US$455.1m), report local media. According to investment bank industry sources on Friday, Glenwood PE, a preferred bidder of Lafarge Halla Cement, has notified LafargeHolcim, the largest shareholder of the Korean cement producer, that it selected Baring Private Equity Asia as...

LafargeHolcim receives revised divestment order from India

09 February 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has received a revised order from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to divest its interest in Lafarge India, including three cement plants and two grinding stations with total capacity of 11Mta. " The proposed transaction is an alternate remedy for the merger of the group's legacy companies and now forms part of the company's CHF3.5bn (US$3.54bn) divestment target in 2016," LafargeHolcim said in a statement. Last week the building materials giant said it was reviewi...

Russia's Sberbank sells 6.12% stake in LafargeHolcim

08 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Russia's Sberbank confirmed on Friday it had sold a 6.12 per cent stake in LafargeHolcim to a group of foreign investors. Sberbank acquired a 6.12 per cent stake in LafargeHolcim in January from Eurocement Holding AG as part of a repurchase agreement.

KKR to swap stake in Dalmia Cement with listed parent

18 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Private equity firm KKR is swapping its stake in Dalmia Cement for a piece of its public listed parent, according to a stock market disclosure on Friday. "Dalmia Bharat Ltd (DBL) signed a definitive agreement with KKR, under which it will acquire KKR's 15 per cent stake in DCBL in return of KKR getting 8.5 per cent stake in DBL as well as INR600 crore [INR6bn/US$88.7m] in cash," Punit Dalmia, managing director of Dalmia Bharat Group, told the Press Trust of India. This deal not only simpl...

Anglo American completes exit from Tarmac

15 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Anglo American plc announces that it has completed the sale of its interests in the operating joint venture entities which have historically operated under the Tarmac name in the UAE, Oman and Qatar to Colas Moyen Orient SAS, a subsidiary of Colas SA, a road and transport infrastructure construction company forming part of the Bouygues Group. The sale to Colas of an additional non-operating joint venture entity in Oman is pending satisfaction of certain outstanding conditions. Completion of...