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Holcim divests Brazilian business

10 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has signed an agreement with Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) for the divestment of its business in Brazil for an enterprise value of US$1.025bn. The deal includes Holcim’s five integrated cement plants, four grinding works, six aggregates sites and 19 RMC facilities, according to a press release. "This divestment is another step in our transformation to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions giving us the flexibility to continue investing in a...

Cementos Molins to acquire aggregate and concrete business

03 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Spain’s Cementos Molins has reached an agreement to acquire Hanson Hispania’s aggregate and concrete business in Catalonia. The move will see it bolster its operations with two concrete plants, based in the Barcelona free zone and Montcada i Reixac, as well as a quarry in Begues and another in Llinars. "This operation will allow Cementos Molins to reinforce its presence in Spain and consolidate its leadership in sustainable concrete solutions in Catalonia," said Julio Rodríguez, CEO of Ceme...

Taiwan Cement Corp completes majority acquisition of Engie EPS

21 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp has finalised the acquisition of a 60.48 per cent share of Italy-based energy storage company Engie EPS SA on 20 July 2021, at a price of EUR17.10 per share and a total investment of EUR132m. The new company name, New Horizons Ahead (NHOA), also came into effect. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), after the acquisition of NHOA, TCC will be in fourth place in global energy storage power output and become a major supplier of high-end electric vehicle (EV) c...

CSN confirms acquisition of Elizabeth Cimentos

02 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN), the largest steel company in Brazil and Latin America, has reached an agreement to acquire Elizabeth Cimentos for BRL1.08bn (US$214m). The deal has been made through its subsidiary, CSN Cimentos, and will boost its cement capacity in the northeast of the country by 1.3Mta, bringing it to around 6Mta in total.

Votorantim Cimentos set to acquire Cementos Balboa

30 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos, through its Spanish subsidiary Corporación Noroeste, has entered into an agreement for the full acquisition of Cementos Balboa. Cementos Balboa has an integrated plant in Alconera, southwest Spain, with an installed production capacity of 1.6Mta. "This transaction, which I am pleased to announce today, exemplifies our growth and positioning strategy in Spain, strengthening our current footprint in the country", said Marcelo Castelli, Global CEO of Votorantim Cimentos....

Panyam Cement prepares to restart operations

28 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Panyam Cement, based in Andhra Pradesh, has received approval from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to begin operations once more. The NCLT approved the resolution plan for the defunct company, while its new management (RV Consulting Services Company and Sagar Power Ltd) are set to invest INR1bn (US$13.47m) to clear the loans of the previous management and a further INR1.5bn for fresh capital.

PPC to sell Botswana aggregate quarry business

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

South Africa-based PPC has entered into a binding sale and purchase agreement to sell its 100 per cent shareholding in PPC Aggregate Quarries Botswana Proprietary Ltd for a cash purchase consideration of BWP47.5m (US$4.49m). The purchaser is a construction and mining company in Botswana, with conditions for the agreement expected to be met by 1 August 2021. PPC also anticipates group EBITDA for continuing operations to increase by between 14-18 per cent YoY in the full-year ended 31 March 2...

Schwenk to increase stake in Akmenės Cementas

04 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Germany’s Schwenk has received approval to increase its stake in Lithuania's only cement manufacturer, Akmenės Cementas. It was already the majority shareholder at 50.42 per cent but is now set to increase this to 96.98 per cent. Schwenk Zement Beteiligungen will also acquire 75.41 per cent of Kalcitas, a limestone and clay producer, and 100 per cent of Cemeka and Lanku Bokstai.

Anjani Portland to acquire controlling stake in Bhavya Cements

27 May 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Anjani Portland Cement has entered into a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of a controlling stake in Bhavya Cements, at a price of INR51.53/share (US$0.7/share). The objective of the deal is to improve the market presence of the company through the addition of a new brand, according to Anjani Portland. Bhavya currently operates around 1.4Mta of cement capacity and has annual revenues in the region of INR3bn.

YTL Cement to consolidate Malaysian cement businesses

13 May 2021, Published under Cement News

YTL Cement (YTL Corp) has signed an agreement to sell its entire cement and RMC operations in Malaysia to its 76.98 per cent subsidiary Malayan Cement for a MYR5.16bn (US$1.25bn) cash and stock deal. The deal will see Malayan Cement acquire 12 companies from YTL Cement. YTL Cement’s shareholding in Malayan Cement is expected to increase to approximately 78.58 per cent upon completion of the agreement and the ongoing private placement of up to 85m new Malayan Cement shares. "YTL Cement wil...