Cement News tagged under: Mergers and Acquisitions

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Asia Cement to purchase additional stake in Chiahui Power

11 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Japan-based Electric Power Development Co, also known as J-Power, is planning to sell its entire stake in  Chiahui Power to Taiwan’s Asia Cement for TWD5.37bn (US$183m). The share sale is subject to the approval of Taiwan’s authorities. Asia Cement, by purchasing the 39.97 per cent share, will raise its stake in Chiahui Power to 99.7 per cent. J-Power initially acquired the Chiahui Power shares from Asia Cement in 2002 and invested around JPY8bn (US$7m) into the firm, making it its lar...

Loma Negra sells majority stake in Yguazú Cementos

27 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Argentina-based Loma Negra (Intercement) has sold its 51 per cent majority stake in Paraguay’s Yguazú Cementos. The value of the deal was not announced, but the company had been valued at US$80m. The buyer was a local shareholder company ConcretMix (owned by Grupo Bogarín), according to a note sent to Argentina’s National Securities Commission. Loma Negra is expected to use the funds from the transaction to pay its debt with local banks. In 2000 Intercement founded Yguazú Cementos in partn...

Imerys set to acquire 60% stake in refractory supplier

19 August 2020, Published under Cement News

France-based Imerys has signed an agreement for the acquisition of a 60 per cent stake in Turkey’s Haznedar Group, a high-grade monolithic refractories and refractory brick manufacturer. The industrial minerals company will also have the option to purchase the remainder of Haznedar. "With this deal, Imerys will complement its current offer with basic and acidic refractory bricks and extend its industrial footprint with a competitive production base in Turkey, strategically located between...

Ohorongo Cement sale blocked by competition commission

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The Namibian Competition Commission has reportedly blocked the NAD1.5bn (US$86.67m) sale of Schwenk Namibia, which manages and owns 69.8 per cent of Ohorongo Cement, to West China Cement, according to The Namibian. "The Namibian Competition Commission [has] made a decision to prohibit the acquisition of Schwenk Namibia (Pty) Ltd by West China Ltd due to the fact that it would result in coordination between Ohorongo Cement (Pty) Ltd and Whale Rock Cement," said notes on the decision. The ...

UltraTech Cement's subsidiary to sell entire stake in Shandong Binani Rongan Cement

08 July 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has announced that its Krishna Holdings subsidiary will sell its entire stake in Shandong Binani Rongan Cement Co for a value of US$120m. "Krishna Holdings Pte Ltd, incorporated in Singapore and a subsidiary of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary UltraTech Nathdwara Cement Ltd, has informed that it has entered into a binding agreement for divesting its entire equity shareholding of 92.5 per cent in Shandong Binani Rongan Cement Co Ltd," stated the company. Shan...

India Cements denies reports of acquisition

18 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Despite recent reports, India Cements has denied that Radhakishan Damani, owner of Avenue Supermarts Ltd, will be acquiring a controlling interest in the company. Mr Damani currently holds a stake of around 20 per cent, while the related group has a stake of around 29 per cent. "Damani is an investor, so he has been acquiring a stake in India Cements over a period of time. It does not seem like he would want to own and operate a cement company," said a Mumbai broker to The Hindu Business...

Hong Leong Asia grows stake in Tasek Corp

17 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Hon Leong Asia’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Ridge Star, has acquired 30,700 shares of Malaysia-based Tasek Corp at a value of around US$57,964, according to The Straits Times. Following this development, Hong Leong Asia now owns a 92.4 per cent stake in the company. Last month, Hong Leong Asia had submitted an unconditional voluntary takeover offer for the remaining shares of Tasek at MYR5.80 (US$1.36) per ordinary and preference share.

Mitsubishi Materials and Ube Industries Ltd consider cement merger

14 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials Corp has signed letter of intent regarding the merger of its cement business with Ube Industries Ltd. The company’s will now begin discussions regarding the integration and plan to sign a definitive agreement around September 2020. The two companies already have a joint venture, Ube-Mitsubishi Cement Corp, established in 1998. "While the business situations surrounding the cement business in Japan are currently undergoing significant changes, including slowing ...

Nexe Grupa reportedly looks to acquire Cemex Croatia

29 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Croatia’s Nexe Grupa is reportedly interested in acquiring the local unit of Cemex, which is still for sale following HeidelbergCement’s bid to buy it several years ago, according to Croatian media reports. Representatives from Nexe visited the headquarters of Cemex Croatia to carry out due diligence of the business, according to Slobodna Dalmacija. Cemex Croatia's assets comprise of three cement plants, two aggregate quarries and seven ready-mix plants. In 2015 Cemex signed an agreeme...

Cementos Progreso acquires Cemento Interoceánico

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Guatemala’s Cementos Progreso has acquired a 100 per cent stake in Cemento Interoceanico SA, a Panama-based producer. Fabrega, Molino & Mulino acted as a legal adviser to Cementos Progreso, while Morgan & Morgan represented Cemento Interoceanico, according to Market Line.