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Steppe Cement CEO raises stake in the company, Kazakhstan

17 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Javier Del Ser, the CEO of Steppe Cement, increased his stake in the firm on Tuesday with the purchase of 650,000 ordinary shares at a price of 25p per share, according to reports by ShareCast. Following the GBP162,500 transaction, Del Ser holds 12,867,660 ordinary shares in the company, equal to 7.19 per cent of the total issued share capital, Steppe is a leading cement producer in Kazakhstan. Its cement production facilities consist of four wet kilns and one dry process kiln. Del Ser...

Cemex interested in investing in INC

15 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Industria Nacional de Cemento, has reported that Mexican cement giant Cemex has expressed an interest in investing in the Paraguayan state-owned producer. According to INC’s head, Carlos Krüssel, Cemex would transfer its technology to and possibly invest in INC. Mr Krüssel just completed a visit to a Cemex plant in Mexico to learn about Cemex’s plants and their experience in the provision of services and other products such as precast concrete. INC plans to expand its range of services a...

ArcelorMittal chief to bid for Lafarge/Tarmac assets, UK - report

10 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Chairman and CEO of global steel giant ArcelorMittal, Laskshmi Mittal, is reportedly bidding for assets put up for sale by Anglo American and Lafarge UK, according to reports by Sky News. Mr Mittal, whose wealth was estimated at £12.7bn, is said to be bidding for the assets which have been ordered to be sold by the UK’s Competition Commission as a pre-condition for the completion of the Tarmac (Anglo’s UK business) and Lafarge UK merger. In a statement in May, the Competition Commissio...

CRH announces termination of negotiations in India

10 October 2012, Published under Cement News

CRH plc announced that it has terminated negotiations with Indian cement producer Jaypee Cement Corporation (Jaypee) regarding the possible purchase by CRH of an equity stake in Jaypee’s Gujarat cement business. CRH said these negotiations were  terminated as the parties were unable to agree terms. The Irish-based building materials major said that it acknowledges the co-operation of the Jaypee management team throughout the negotiations and due diligence process. CRH confirmed back in A...

Seacem in voluntary buy back offer, Philippines

09 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Southeast Asia Cement Holdings Inc (Seacem) is launching a voluntary tender offer to buy back up to 93 percent of its shares in exchange for a mix of shares in its majority-owned subsidiary Lafarge Republic Inc. (LRI) and cash. Based on its disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on Monday, the board of Seacem approved the buyback of a total of 989.34 million shares in exchange for Seacem’s shares in LRI at an exchange ratio of 3.73 Seacem shares for every one LRI common shar...

Nalanda Capital cuts stake in Shree Cement, India

09 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Nalanda Capital has sold around half of its holding (3.25%) in Shree Cement. The fund sold around 1.61 per cent or 561316 shares for INR3800.84 per share, aggregating around INR213.33 crore through bulk deal on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Nalanda Capital made around 2x returns from this share sale. It invested in the company between June and September 2011 when the prices were hovering between INR1600-1800 crore.

Siam Cement partial tender offer for Siam Global

05 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement PCLsaid it will launch a tender offer to purchase around a third of building materials distributor Siam Global House PCL from 5 October to 9 November, according to a filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand Thursday. Siam Cement, Thailand's largest industrial conglomerate by sales, announced in late August a plan to acquire up to 33.40 per cent in Siam Global House through its wholly owned unit, SCG Distribution, for about THB10bn ($326.2 million). The investment includes the...

FLSmidth acquires market-leading technology for unmanned operation

03 October 2012, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has acquired the market-leading technologies and products related to unmanned operation and process optimisation of stackers/reclaimers and train loading systems from the German company iSAM AG.   The technologies and products acquired will enable FLSmidth to offer and supply complete, unmanned integrated bulk handling solutions to mining, stockyard and port facility customers in line with FLSmidth's One Source strategy.   Application of unmanned operation will support FLSmidth's cu...

PPC clears second phase of BEE deal, South Africa

02 October 2012, Published under Cement News

South Africa-based Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) said on Friday that all conditions set for the ZAR1.1bn (US$131.7m) second phase of its broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) transaction had been fulfilled. The deal, which was announced in July, will give the cement and lime producer an effective 26 per cent black ownership, as required by the mining charter, enabling it to convert its old order mining rights to new order rights. The first phase of the deal in 2008 resulted in 1...

Lafarge divests in US assets to Eagle, market improves

01 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Last week, Lafarge announced the disposal of two cement works and a network of ready-mix concrete plants in Missouri and Oklahoma, USA, to Eagle Materials Inc, adding US$446m (EUR344m) to its coffers. With the deal, Eagle Materials acquires the 1Mta Kansas City (MO) and the 0.6Mta unit in Tulsa (OK) as well as related distribution terminals, two aggregate quarries, eight ready-mixed concrete businesses and a fly ash firm. The move is seen by some as a win-win for both parties. Eagle secures...