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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...