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CRH confirms Jaiprakash talks for Gujarat unit

08 August 2012, Published under Cement News

CRH plc announces that it has entered negotiations with Jaypee Cement Corporation (Jaypee) that may lead to the purchase by CRH of an equity stake in Jaypee’s Gujarat cement business.   The Gujarat operation under consideration consists of a 3.6Mt clinker plant at Kutch, in western Gujarat, with 2.4Mt of cement grinding capacity and a further grinding plant in eastern Gujarat with capacity to produce 2.4Mta. The completion of any transaction would be subject to satisfactory due diligen...

CRH closing in on Jaiprakash cement stake - report

06 August 2012, Published under Cement News

CRH is reported close to picking up 51 per cent stake in Jaiprakash Associates' cement operations in Gujarat at an enterprise value of about INR4200 crore, the Economic Times of India has cited two persons familiar with the development as saying. The enterprise value of Jaypee Cement Corp, which has two cement plants in Sewagram and Wanakbori-each having a capacity of 2.4Mt, includes debt of about INR1800 crore. The deal will help Jaiprakash Associates pare its debt by about INR1800 crore...

South Africa's PPC invests in Ethiopian cement firm

26 July 2012, Published under Cement News

South Africa's Pretoria Portland Cement and a state investment body South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have jointly secured a 47 per cent equity stake in the Habesha Cement Share Company (HCSCo) of Ethiopia. PPC’s US$12m cash investment secures 27 per cent in HCSCo and is a significant step in PPC’s African expansion strategy. This is PPC’s first investment into the Ethiopian and east African cement market. The IDC will simultaneously invest US$9m for a 20 per cent stak...

Cementos Lima and Cementos Andino to merge, Peru

26 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Peruvian cement producers Cementos Lima and Cemento Andino are to merge into a single company, the company’s said in a joint statement. Shareholders from both producers on Tuesday approved plans for the merger which will create a new company under the name of Union Andina de Cementos SAA on 1 October, the statement to Peru’s securities regulator said. The companies said the merger will reduce costs while also improving liquidity, profits and financial strength. "The main objective of t...

India: mergers and acquisitions ahead?

23 July 2012, Published under Cement News

CRH has reportedly emerged as the latest company to enter the foray for a stake in Jaiprakash Associates' cement units in the Indian states of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, which could pave the way for the Irish building materials major to increase its presence in a country teeming with long-term potential. Elsewhere, the recent ruling by India's antitrust body on local cement producers could aid increased consolidation in the fragmented Indian cement sector.   Earlier last month, Jaiprakash ...