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Vietnam government prepares to divest Sai Son stake

30 December 2014, Published under Cement News

State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC), the Vietnamese government’s investment arm, is shortly due to sell its 3.2 million share holding in Sai Son Cement JSC (SCJ).  The move is expected to take place within a month from 31 December 2014 as SCIC aims to fully divest of its 16.44 per cent stake in the cement producer. The share sale is part of SCIC’s plan to exit from 376 companies by the end of 2015 to cut its portfolio to 100.

SCIC plans to divest in Sai Son Cement holding

22 December 2014, Published under Cement News

State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC), the Vietnamese government’s investment arm, plans to sell its entire 3.2 million shares, equal to 16.44 per cent stake of Sai Son Cement JSC (SCJ). The initial price is set at VND14,300 ($0.67) each, 40.2 per cent higher than its market price of VND10,200/share on Monday, but below SCJ’s book value of VND14,650 as of 30 September. SCIC has divested from Nghe An Bus Station JSC (NBS), Cuu Long Pharmaceutical JSC (DCL), Dien Quang JSC (DQC), Ag...

Holcim expects to select buyers for assets by end-Jan

19 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Holcim said it expects to have found buyers for the cement plants and other operations linked to its tie-up with Lafarge by the end of January, and that the merger is on course to be completed by the middle of next year as planned. "We expect the final bids somewhere in January 2015,"  Bernard Fontana, chief executive of Holcim said at the company's investor day on Tuesday, adding that Holcim also hoped to select buyers for the assets the same month. "All this is consistent with an over...

CRH reportedly selling brick business

06 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Irish building materials major CRH is selling its clay brickwork division for up to GBP600m, according to reports in The Sunday Times. The move comes as the company prepares to bid for a group of cement business from Holcim and Lafarge as the two companies look to shed assets ahead of their proposed merger. The reported cited city sources who said CRH had hired bankers from JP Morgan to find a buyer for the division. Several private equity firms are thought to be interested in buying the ...

Lafarge to sell Russian plant to Buzzi Unicem

16 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem, through its fully-owned subsidiary Dyckerhoff GmbH, has reached an agreement to acquire a 100 per cent interest in Lafarge's UralCement plant in Russia for an enterprise value of EUR104m. The 1.1Mta wet-process plant is located in the town of Korkino, some 40km south of Chelyabinks. The transaction is subject to authorisation from relevant authorities. The divestment will contribute to Lafarge's objective to reduce net debt, the French cement major said in statement release...

CRH first-half development spend EUR0.25bn

03 July 2012, Published under Cement News

CRH plc has completed 18 acquisition and investment initiatives undertaken during the first-half of 2012. The 18 transactions, comprising five in Europe and 13 in the Americas, bring first-half development spend for the Group to approximately €0.25bn, the group said in a development strategy update today. The European deals amounted to an investment of EUR155m. These transactions include a significant addition in Germany to the company’s RMI-oriented Shutters & Awnings business and two ac...