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Chettinad Cement seeks shareholders’ approval for delisting, India

07 January 2013, Published under Cement News

India-based cement producer Chettinad Cement Corporation has begun seeking shareholders approval to delist from the three Indian stock exchanges on which it trades.  The company is listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE), Madras Stock Exchange (MSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Promoter group company Chettinad Holdings Pvt plans to acquire 11.56 per cent of the equity to take full ownership of the company, according to a statement by the company to the BSE. The promoter current...

CRH – acquisition key to growth

07 January 2013, Published under Cement News

A development spending update released yesterday by CRH shows that growth through vertical integration continued to be a key strategy for the Irish building materials major through 2012. But with spending still subdued compared to 2006 peaks levels, will 2013 see the company step up its acquisition activity and which markets offer the potential for takeover opportunities? In its twice-yearly development statement, CRH said it closed 2012 with acquisitions and investments reaching almost EU...

China Resources Cement in grinding acquisition, China

04 January 2013, Published under Cement News

China Resources Cement (CRC) has agreed to acquire a 100 per cent equity interest in Hainan Wuzhishan Dajiangnan Cement Ltd. Hainan Wuzhishan Dajiangnan Cement operates a 0.6Mta grinding plant in Maoyang Town, Wuzhishan City, Hainan Province. CRC said it believes the acquisition will expand the strategic locations of its business and increase its presence in the Hainan market in south China.

Holcim sells stake in power generation subsidiary, Philippines

04 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp (TA Oil) has acquired the stake of partner Holcim Philippines Inc in a power plant in Bulacan province. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, TA Oil said that it "signed a share purchase agreement for the purchase by Trans-Asia of Holcim's 50 per cent stake in Trans-Asia Power Generation Corporation." The deal gives Trans-Asia full ownership of the power firm. Prior to the conclusion of this transaction, Holcim was in a joint ventu...

CRH 's development spend reaches almost €630m in 2012

03 January 2013, Published under Cement News

In an update on its spending for the second half of the year, CRH said it had agreed 18 acquisition and investment initiatives of €375m. The transactions completed since the end of June bring full year 2012 development activity for the group to almost €630m. During the six month period, CRH said its Americas division agreed 12 deals worth a total of €256m. This included a majority stake in New Jersey's Trap Rock Industries and and also completed five other bolt-on transactions during the pe...

Concretus Materials to buy majority stake in Akmenes Cementas, Lithuania

02 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Concretus Materials is to acquire a 51 per cent stake in Lithuania’s sole cement producer Akmenes Cementas. The company applied to the Lithuanian Competition Council on 27 December for approval of the deal. Cemex currently owns a 33.95 per cent stake while other shareholders include Simonas Vytis Anuzis (13.67 per cent share), Olius Danyla (13.55 per cent), Arnoldas Mituzas (12.76 per cent) and Edmundas Montvila (9.8 per cent). Akmenes is currently implementing its largest-ever modern...

SOCAM to exit Lafarge joint venture by 2015, China

02 January 2013, Published under Cement News

SOCAM DEV announced that the shareholders of Lafarge Shui On Cement Ltd, in which it has a 45 per cent interest, have agreed on a plan to facilitate the exist of the group from this joint venture. It is expected that the agreed roadmap will enable an exit no later than 2015.

Holcim reduces stake in Siam City Cement, sells minority shareholding in Cementos Progreso

21 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced that it has reduced its stake in Siam City Cement Ltd (SCCC) of Thailand and has sold its minority shareholding in Guatemalan producer Cementos Progreso, contributing CHF375m (EUR310.6m) to the Holcim Leadership Journey programme. SCCC stake reduced Holcim Ltd has reduced its shareholding in SCCC from 36.8 per cent to 27.5 per cent. The shares have been purchased by Bangkok Broadcasting and Television Co, part of the Ratanarak Group, which will increase its shareho...

Lafarge looking to sell stake in Indian operations?

21 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Private equity funds are in talks to buy a minority stake in Lafarge India as the cement company taps new ways to fund its expansion, the Economic Times of India reports. Carlyle, KKR, Temasek and TPG Capital have begun preliminary talks with Lafarge India management, two sources close to the transaction said. Some of them have also signed non-disclosure agreements. Lafarge wants to shed up to a 20 per cent stake to fund expansion plans worth about INR6000 crore, the ET reported. " Lafar...

Quinn and Lagan Cement propose merger

20 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Ireland-based Quinn Building Products and the Lagan Cement Group have signed a memorandum of understanding that may lead to a merger of the two groups. The businesses, which will become part of the proposed joint venture, are the combined cement and building products businesses based in Ballyconnell, Derrylin, Kinnegad, Belfast, Cork in Ireland and Benelux. Quinn Therm, Quinn Litepac, Quinn Tarmac and Lagan Sand are not included in this proposal. Commenting on the proposed JV, the CE...