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Eurocement plans full ownership of Ahangaran Cement, Uzbekistan

01 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Russia-based Eurocement Holding AG is planning to increase its stake in Uzbekistan's second largest cement producer Ahangaran Cement up to 100 per cent. Currently, Eurocement Holding AG owns 83.9186 per cent or 4,136,269 shares in the company.???According to reports by Uzbekistan Daily, it now plans to acquire an additional 792,637 shares, or 16.0814 per cent stake in the company, Uzbekistan Daily reported. Should the deal proceed, Eurocement Holding AG will own 4,928,906 shares in Aha...

Vinaconex to sell majority stake in Cam Pha Cement

01 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Construction and Import-Export Joint Stock Corporation (Vinaconex) is in talks to sell its 70 per cent stake in Cam Pha Cement. According to reports by Vietnam News Brief Service, the shares are to be sold to an overseas investor at below the par value of VND10,000/share but no lower than Cam Pha’s book value. Two foreign parties are said to be interested and are expected to put inject cash to restructure the cement producer’s debts. The deal is expected to be concluded this year. ...

HeidelbergCement raises 2Q13 operating profit

31 July 2013, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement, the world’s third-largest cement producer, reported a second-quarter operating profit as it managed to increase prices in its main markets. A rise in demand in Asia, Africa and North America, helped offset a slowdown in parts of Europe.   Sales increased by 0.5 per cent in the second quarter to €3799m as successful cement and aggregates price increases had a positive impact on revenue growth in key market regions. Operating income before depreciation (OIBD) improved by 5.6...

Hai Van Cement to issue shares to finance acquisition, Vietnam

26 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Hai Van Cement JSC is to issue 21.46m shares in a move acquire Ang Son II Co the from Thang Loi Group Co. The volume will be sold to existing shareholders at VND10,000/shares at a 116-at-100 ratio, company said in a statement sent to the bourse. The proceeds, estimated at VND214.6bn (US$10.12m). Net profit jumps Hai Van Cement recently reported that it posted a net profit of VND10bn in the second quarter of 2013, up 279 per cent from a year ago. Revenues reached VND223.5bn in the th...

Holcim streamlines Indian operations

25 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim is to increase its shareholding in Ambuja Cements as part of the Swiss major's strategy to restructure and streamline its operations in India. Through intragroup restructuring, Holcim will increase its shareholding in Ambuja Cements to 61.39 per cent and Ambuja in turn will acquire Holcim’s 50.01 per cent stake in ACC Ltd. Both Ambuja and ACC will continue to operate as separate entities with their own brands and go-to-market strategies. Holcim said the restructuring “will allow for...

Shriram Cement confirms talks on cement unit sale

23 July 2013, Published under Cement News

India-based producer Shriram Cement has confirmed that it is in talks with investors over the sale of its cement business. The statement came following news reports that CRH is to buy Shriram's cement unit through its Indian joint venture, My Home Industries. Shriram said it is in discussions with a couple of potential investors, including CRH, but that no decision has been finalised to-date.

Prosperity Minerals confirms merger offer, China

16 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Prosperity Minerals Holdings Ltd confirmed that it has received an initial approach from Prosperity International Holdings Ltd with a view to a possible offer being made for the company at a price no higher than 130 pence per ordinary Prosperity share. Prosperity International stated that it will, by not later than the 28th day following its announcement on 15 July either, confirm its intention to make an offer, or state that it does not intend to make an offer. Prosperity International hol...

Huaxin subsidiary to buy 20% of Shide Golden Eagle Cement, China

08 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Huaxin (Hong Kong) International Holdings, has signed an agreement with Starry Cosmos Group Ltd to acquire a 20 per cent equity in the latter’s Shide Golden Eagle Cement (Hong Kong) Co. Shide Golden Eagle Cement (Hong Kong) owns 99.8 per cent equity in Enping Shide Golden Eagle Building Material Co. Enping Shide is constructing a 4000tpd new dry-process cement clinker production line. Huaxin Hong Kong will hold 65 per cent of Shide...

Dudman sells UK cement trading business

04 July 2013, Published under Cement News

The privately-owned Dudman is withdrawing from cement trading and has sold its four English cement terminals, in Sussex, Suffolk, Yorkshire and Merseyside and its one terminal at Montrose in Scotland to CRH.  This will take the number of Irish multinational's British marine terminals to seven, all of which will be supplied from either Ireland or from the Cementos Lemona works in Spain.  Dudman is keeping its five ready-mixed concrete batching plants in Sussex and Hampshire as well as ...

CCI approves sale of Lafarge India stake

03 July 2013, Published under Cement News

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has cleared the proposed 14 per cent sale of Lafarge India Pvt Ltd to Baring Private Equity Asia. "The combination is not likely to have appreciable adverse effect on competition in India and therefore, the Commission hereby approves the combination under... the (Competition) Act," CCI said in its order dated June 26. In May Baring Private Equity Asia, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Paris Cement Investment Holdings, agreed to acquire a 14....