Cement News tagged under: Filaret Galchev

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LH Merger nears completion

01 May 2015, Published under Cement News

As Holcim’s shareholders prepare to meet next Friday to vote on the planned merger with Lafarge, will the confirmed support of Eurocement and a better than expected 1Q15 performance by Lafarge be enough to seal the deal? The planned EUR41bn tie-up between the world's two leading cement majors – billed as a “merger of equals” – was thrown into doubt in March as Holcim demanded new terms, stating that the deal “could no longer be pursued in its present form.” Holcim investors had wat...

The Galchev interview

21 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Enhancing this month’s coverage of Russian cement markets is an exclusive interview with Filaret Galchev, chairman of the board and CEO of the recently formed Eurocement, a company better known as Shtern Cement until its purchase last year by the former coal producer Rosuglesbyt, and which now produces over 8Mt of cement. The interview was conducted in Eurocement’s Moscow offices, with Mila German of the Russian Journal Zement and its Applications also adding to the debate. As you will glean...