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Thailand: Holcim sells stake in Siam City Cement

30 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Holcim Ltd today announces that it has sold its entire remaining shareholding of 27.5 per cent in Siam City Cement (Public) Company Ltd (SCCC) in Thailand via a private placement in capital markets. For the sale of its entire remaining stake, Holcim will receive a total consideration of approximately CHF655m (US$626m), which will result in a gain before taxes of approximately CHF365m (US$349m). Of the 27.5 per cent, 24.9 percent were acquired by a member of the Jardine Matheson Group, a Ho...

Holcim launches upto US$741.4m selldown in Siam City shares

27 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Holcim Ltd on Thursday launched an up to US$741.4m selldown of shares in Thailand's second-largest cement company Siam City Cement PCL (SCCC), IFR reported, citing a term sheet of the deal. Holcim is selling 63.29 million SCCC shares through its Thai Roc-Cem Ltd unit at an indicative range of between THB350 and THB381, putting the total deal at up to THB24.11bn (US$741m), added IFR, a Thomson Reuters publication. SCCC, controlled by Thailand's Ratanarak family, had announces Holcim's inten...

Reliance to sell part of cement division?

19 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Reliance Infrastructure, part of the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group, may sell half of its cement business to fund the acquisition of Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering. Reliance Cement is in talks with Heidelberg and Italcementi, and has offered a 50 per cent stake in the company, according to a report published yesterday by Business Standard (India). The prospective joint venture partner will also fund the company's cement capacity expansion - estimated to rise from 5Mta to 15Mta by...

HeidelbergCement completes sale of North American and UK building products business

17 March 2015, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement on Friday completed the sale of its North American (excluding Western Canada) and United Kingdom building products business (collectively “Hanson Building Products”) to an affiliate of Lone Star Funds. “I am very glad to be able to hand over Hanson Building Products to a buyer which as an experienced financial investor will support the sustainable development of the business going forward,” said Dr Bernd Scheifele, CEO of HeidelbergCement. “This transaction marks the com...

Holcim to sell Siam City Cement stake, Thailand

24 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement PCL (SCCC), Thailand's second-largest cement maker, said on Monday Holcim has decided to sell its 27.5 per cent stake in the company. SCCC said in a statement that Thai Roc-Cem Ltd, Holcim's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, will sell 63.29 million shares of SCCC, but Holcim gave no details about the divestment or when the sale would be finalised. At the end of 2012, Holcim reduced its stake in SCCC from 36.8 to 27.5 per cent. The shares were purchased by Bangkok Broadcast...

FLSmidth concludes Cembrit sale

02 February 2015, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has now successfully closed the divestment of Cembrit to Solix Group AB, to sell all shares in Cembrit Holding A/S at a price of DKK1.1bn (enterprise value on a debt-free basis). Cembrit is one of the leading distributors and manufacturers of fibre-cement products in Europe. The deal was initially announced in mid-January 2015 and concludes FLSmidth's divestment of building materials companies.

CRH withdraws from aerated concrete in Poland

30 January 2015, Published under Cement News

The Polish CRH subsidiary Grupa Ozarow has now received Polish competition authority approval to sell its aerated concrete subsidiary Grupa Prefabet SA to the Danish aerated concrete producer H+H International.  The deal values Grupa Prefabet at just over €14m and the move is aimed at reducing the fragmentation in the highly competitive Polish aerated concrete market.

Blackstone, CVC reportedly among bidders for Lafarge and Holcim assets

15 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Groups led by Blackstone Group LP and CVC Capital Partners Ltd have submitted bids for assets put up for sale by Lafarge and Holcim, according to reports by Bloomberg citing people familiar with the matter. Blackstone teamed up with Cinven Ltd and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, while CVC made a bid with Singapore’s sovereign-wealth fund GIC, the undisclosed sources said. CRH, the Dublin-based building-materials company, is also reported to be among those who have submitted  bids for...

FLSmidth sells Cembrit Holding A/S

13 January 2015, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has signed an agreement with a company in the Solix Group AB to sell all shares in Cembrit Holding A/S, one of the leading distributors and manufacturers of fibre-cement products in Europe, for DKK1.1bn (EUR147.9m). The sale of Cembrit concludes FLSmidth's divestment of building materials companies, a process that started 10 years ago by the divestment of Aalborg Portland and Unicon. The buyer of Cembrit is a consortium of investors headed by Solix Group AB. Solix' strategy ...

CRH announces 2014 acquisition spend of EUR0.19bn

08 January 2015, Published under Cement News

CRH announced a total 2014 acquisition and investment spend of EUR0.19bn, reflecting the completion of 21 transactions. On the divestment front, the group undertook 16 transactions and realised total disposal proceeds of EUR0.35bn. Commenting on these developments, Albert Manifold, CRH Chief Executive, said: “In August 2014 we announced a multi-year EUR1.5 billion to EUR2 billion divestment programme; the proceeds of EUR0.35bn generated in 2014 demonstrate that this programme is well underw...