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Italcementi disposes of WCC stake

21 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Italcementi Group, via its affiliate CimFra (China) Ltd SAS, has disposed of its 5.24 per cent stake in West China Cement (WCC) for an upfront consideration of HKD341m, equivalent to approximately EUR38.5m, subject to later adjustments through a derivative contract with Credit Agricole CIB. The disposal of the minority WCC stake has no impact on EBITDA generation capacity at group level, Italcementi said in a statement on Friday.

China: MCC unit to sell cement assets

14 September 2015, Published under Cement News

China 22MCC Group Corporation Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC), plans to sell cement assets for a combined CNY57.64m, according to the China Beijing Equity Exchange. China 22MCC Group aims to sell its 6.7379 per cent stake in Jidong Cement Luan County Corp for about CNY44.44m and its nine per cent stake in Tianjian Jidong Cement Corp for around CNY13.19m. Jidong Cement Luan County Corp is a subsidiary of Jidong Cement which holds a 67.5861pe...

Peru: Volcan mulls sale of Polpaico shares

08 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Peruvian mining firm Volcan could sell its share in Chilean cement company Polpaico if metal prices continue falling, according to the firm's CFO Jorge Murillo. Volcan could receive around USD 27mn (EUR 24.22m) for its share, of around 20 per cent, in the business. Holcim owns 54.3 per cent of Polpaico.

LH to sell two eastern Indian plants to Birla Corp

17 August 2015, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim announces that it has entered into a letter agreement with Birla Corp Ltd, subject to approval by the Competition Commission of India (CCI), for the divestment of certain assets in India for an enterprise value of INR50bn (approximately US$765.8m). The proceeds from the sale of the divestment business will be used to further reduce debt. As announced in April 2015, LafargeHolcim has received conditional clearance from the CCI for the merger. In that context, a package of ass...

Cemex announces divestment of operations in Austria, Hungary and Croatia

12 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced today that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its operations in Austria and Hungary to the Rohrdorfer Group for approximately EUR160.1m. The Austrian operations consist of 24 aggregate quarries (approximately 6.47Mt of aggregates sold in 2014) and 34 ready-mix plants (approximately 1.60Mm 3 of ready-mix sold in 2014). Cemex’s operations in Austria had net sales of approximately US$241m in 2014. The Hungarian operations being divested consist of five aggregate qua...

Conch reduces shareholding in two producers

08 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch Cement has sold its shares in Xinjiang Qingsong Building Materials and Chemicals Group and Tangshan Jidong Cement Co in the April-June 2015 period, according to Reuters. The disposals amounted to a net profit of US$217m, the report added.

Qalaa Holdings to focus on core subsidiaries, including cement

26 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Qalaa Holdings has signed a set of agreements with Financial Holdings International (FHI), one of Qalaa’s major co-investors, through which Qalaa will acquire from FHI additional stakes in subsidiaries that are core to Qalaa’s future as a holding company. These include stakes in companies involved in the energy, cement and transportation sectors, among others. Simultaneously, Qalaa will  sell to FHI its holdings in the following non-core business units: MENA Homes, Grandview and Dina ...

Holcim and Lafarge seal binding deal with CRH

27 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge and Holcim have now entered a binding agreement with CRH regarding the sale of several assets with an enterprise value of EUR6.5bn. As announced in February 2015, the assets include operations mainly in Europe, Canada, Brazil and the Philippines (see below). The acquisition remains conditional upon successful completion of the merger of Lafarge and Holcim as well as the completion of local asset reorganisations. The acquisition is expected to complete in the second half of 2015. ...

Holcim sees continued growth in the USA

30 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Holcim's first quarter turnover declined by 2.8 per cent to CHF3972m (€3699m), but on a like-for-like basis, there was a 1.6 per cent reduction while measured in euros the turnover was ahead by 10.7 per cent.  Operating EBITDA declined by 3.9 per cent to CHF593m (€552m). The trading profit was down by 11.5 per cent to CHF261m (€243m), while the net attributable profit jumped by 289.3 per cent to CHF310m (€289m). Net debt at the end of March was 0.3 per cent higher at CHF9670m (€7862m) to g...

Holcim and Lafarge propose final US asset disposals

17 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge and Holcim announce further details on the package of assets they propose to divest in the United States, as part of their planned merger to create LafargeHolcim. The divestments include: • Lafarge's 1.1Mta Davenport cement plant (Iowa) and seven terminals along the Mississippi River to be sold to Summit Materials for a total consideration of US$450m in cash plus Summit’s Bettendorf, Iowa cement terminal • three Holcim terminals in Michigan and Illinois • Holcim's 0.6Mta Skyway...