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JSW Group to submit bid for Holcim India

11 May 2022, Published under Cement News

JSW Group has revealed plans to submit a US$7bn bid for a controlling stake in Holcim’s India assets. Holcim currently holds a 63.1 per cent share in Ambuja Cements and a 4.48 per cent share in ACC , with Ambuja controlling a 50.05 per cent stake in ACC. Speaking to Financial Times, Sajjan Jindal, chairman and managing director of JSW Group, said that the company would fund US$4.5bn of the bid while private equity players would provide the remaining US$2.5bn.   JSW Group currently ...

JSW Group joins the race for Holcim in India

02 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The race for the acquisition of a controlling stake in Holcim Group’s cement businesses in India is intensifying, with JSW Group lining up an array of private equity firms and lenders to fund the deal. The move follows a similar arrangement by the Adani Group, helmed by billionaire Gautam Adani, which is also in discussions with a number of global lenders. JSW Group has reportedly received assurances for funds of up to US$11bn from PE firms and lenders, including American PE major Carlyle...

JSW Group in discussions to raise funds to bid for Holcim's Indian operations

22 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Group has initiated discussions with private equity (PE) firm Carlyle to join forces and back its bid for Holcim ’s Indian cement operations, said people aware of the matter.   Holcim Group is reputedly looking to exit India 17 years after its entry, putting its twin listed arms of Ambuja Cements  and ACC Ltd up for sale as part of a global strategy to focus on core markets.   JSW, one of the strong contenders for the acquisition, is busy organising b...

JSW Concrete is established in Mumbai with its first unit

22 June 2021, Published under Cement News

JSW Cement, a part of US$12bnn JSW Group, has announced its entry into ready-mix concrete   business under the brand name 'JSW Concrete'. It has set up its first production unit in Chembur, Mumbai, and has plans to expand the business to other locations.   "The RMC business foray follows the green products ethos of JSW Cement and will launch unique eco-friendly concrete for use in various commercial construction projects," the company statement said. JSW Cement is now aiming to o...

JSW Group links steel and cement for large project businesses

08 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Following the successful integration of its retail trade across steel and cement into JSW One in the east, the US$12bn JSW Group and India's largest steel producer will now have a single group interface for all its large project divisions in the steel and cement businesses.  The Indian conglomerate has created Aikyam, a technology platform where details can be accessed by the managers of large project divisions from both these businesses to capitalise on the potential opportunities. Aikya...

JSW Group to merge its distribution and supply chain segments

26 August 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s JSW Group has announced plans to merge the distribution and supply chain operations of its steel, cement and paint businesses in India for better synergies and to save costs, according to the Times of India. The group has already combined the distribution operations of the three segments in east India and will roll out the initiative across the rest of the country in the coming months. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, JSW Group has already been reducing costs by cutting ca...

JSW Group reportedly set to reduce imports from China

02 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Parth Jindal, managing director of JSW Cement, has announced on social media that JSW Group plans to reduce its net imports from China. "The JSW Group have a net import of US$400m from China annually and we pledge to bring this down to zero in the next 24 months," said Mr Jindal. In the comment, Mr Jindal referred to the clash on the border of both countries, which took place earlier in June. JSW Cement currently imports clinker from China to supply its grinding operations. 

JSW Cement to construct 1Mta facility in UAE

20 July 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s JSW Cement has announced plans to invest US$150m to construct a 1Mta clinker unit and captive power plant in Fujairah, UAE. The project is part of the company’s target to reach a capacity of 20Mta by 2020 and will be conducted through its wholly-owned subsidiary, JSW Cement FZE. "Our plans to establish this clinker unit reaffirms JSW Group’s commitment to stay invested in Fujairah. JSW Group has long-standing business relationships in UAE and specifically in Fujairah through our in...

Groundbreaking ceremony for JSW West Bengal plant

06 January 2016, Published under Cement News

The JSW Group is set to start construction of a 2.4Mta cement plant in West Bengal, India, with a groundbreaking ceremony to be hosted today. The event will be presided over by Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of West Bengal. It will also be attended by Sajjan Jindal, chairman and MD of JSW Steel. The function is being held in the run-up to Bengal's 'Global Business Summit' on 8-9 January 2016, which is likely to be keenly watched by potential investors. The cement plant is expected to b...

JSW Group to invest in port capabilities and cement capacity

10 November 2015, Published under Cement News

JSW Group plans to invest INR40bn (US$610m) to boost its port and cement capacity in the next two years. JSW Infrastructure Ltd, plans to almost double its ability to handle cargo at its ports to 62Mt, with a target to further increase it to 200Mt by 2025, Seshagiri Rao, group chief financial officer, said in an interview. Cement capacity is estimated to increase to 17Mt in the next 24 months from 6Mt, he said. “Ports appear to be a very, very attractive investment as ports and inland wate...