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Akcansa and Cimsa seek acquisitions

08 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Two of Turkey’s leading cement producers, Akcansa Cimento and Cimsa, plan two separate overseas acquisitions this year, Bloomberg reports. According to Mehmet Gocmen, Head of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding – which has a stake in both producers – said the companies are looking at purchases in Turkey’s geographical region. The targets could be base in central and southern Europe to the Caucasus and Middle East, he said. Mr Gocem noted that both Akcansa and Cimsa have sufficient equity to make the...

Afyon Cimento sale expected in February – source

31 January 2012, Published under Cement News

The sale of Turkish cement producer Afyon Cimento is expected to be completed in February and 3-4 binding offers have been received, a source close to the matter disclosed to Reuters. Ciments Francais, a unit of Italcementi, said last May it may sell its 51 per cent stake in Afyon Cimento either through a block sale to a strategic investor or a public offering.

Ciments Francais seeks to keep Sibstem advance payment

13 January 2012, Published under Cement News

Ciments Francais said it wants to keep a EUR50m advanced payment by SibCement for Turkish cement assets which the latter did not acquire, according to local press reports. Ciments Francaise filed a suite with the Supreme Arbitration Court on 20 December to recognise a ruling by the Istanbul Arbitration Court made on 7 December 2010. Under the ruling, the French company did not have to repay the advance payment to SibCement. In March 2008, Sibtsement announced that it would acquire Turk...