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Camargo completes Cimpor takeover, Portugal

21 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Brazilian conglomerate Camargo Correa has completed its takeover of Cimpor, now controlling 94.8 per cent of the Portuguese producer, Cimpor said in a statement on the CMVM market regulator's website. The success of the move was largely expected by analysts who will now look at the terms in which the company's assets will be split between Camargo and Votorantim. The deal includes an asset swap with Brazil-based Votorantim, Cimpor's second largest shareholder. Camargo will integrate its Sou...

Votorantim

06 June 2012, Published under Cement News

The Votorantim Industrial group increased its turnover by 6.3% to BRL5738m (€2293m), but the pre-tax profit fell by 58.7% to BRL339m and capital expenditure amounted to approximately BRL760m. Votorantim Cementos represented some 57% of the group EBITDA and 52% of capital expenditure in the quarter. Cement production rose by 8.3% to 6.33Mt, of which 0.52Mt, or 8.2%, was in Canada and the United States. North American volumes rose by 24.3%, helped by a milder winter, while Brazilian cem...

Camargo Correa takeover of Cimpor to involve asset swap

30 May 2012, Published under Cement News

A takeover bid by Camargo Correa for Cimpor will involve an asset swap to buy out Votorantim, Portugal's securities regulator CMVM said on Tuesday, Reuters reports. CMVM approved the previously-announced EUR5.5/share bid under these terms and said the remaining shareholders in Cimpor would have between Wednesday and June 19 to decide whether to sell their stakes. Camargo Correa, which is already the largest single shareholder in Cimpor with a 33 per cent stake, launched a EUR2.5bn bid for ...

Brazil may approve Camargo's Cimpor stake – report

21 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Brazil's antitrust regulator Cade may approve Camargo Correa's stake in Portuguese cement maker Cimpor Cimpor but reject the stake of rival Votorantim Cimentos, according to reports by newspaper Valor Economico. Cade has been analysing Votorantim and Camargo Correa's separate purchases of minority stakes in Cimpor since February 2010, which frustrated an acquisition attempt by Brazilian steelmaker CSN. Camargo Correa has raised its stake since then to nearly 33 percent of Cimpor. Camarg...

Votorantim first-quarter driven by Brazilian housing and infrastructure

16 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Industrial reported that first-quarter revenues increased for all businesses YoY, except for pulp, supported by business focused on the Brazilian market, mainly driven by housing and infrastructure. Sales volume increased in cement, nickel and pulp, while it decreased in long steel and zinc. Consolidated net revenues and Ebitda amounted to BRL5.7bn and BRL$1bn, an increase of 6% and a decrease of 20%, respectively. EBITDA margin declined from 22.8% to 15.7%, impacted by the meta...

Camargo says Votorantim to likely exchange Cimpor stake - report

08 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Camargo Correa SA said Votorantim Cimentos SA will probably accept some of Cimpor assets in exchange for its shares in the Portuguese company after rejecting a cash bid, Bloomberg reports. “There is a very strong probability that Votorantim Cimentos SA will accept this offer,” Camargo Correa’s Intercement unit said in an emailed statement. Votorantim has decided not to accept Camargo’s EUR5.5-a-share cash bid for Cimpor, it said. By splitting up some of Cimpor’s assets, Camargo Correa, Br...

Cimpor defence document rejects Camargo Correa bid

16 April 2012, Published under Cement News

The Cimpor defence document claims that the Camargo Correa bid significantly undervalues the company. It points out that the EUR5.50 per share offer compares poorly with the EUR6.50 per share paid by Camargo Correa for the shares it acquired from Teixeira Duarte and from Bipadosa in 2010.  Not only that, it is also lower than the failed EUR5.75/share bid for Cimpor by the steel company Companhia Siderurgica National (CSN) just over two years ago, that led to Camargo Correa and Votorantim ge...

No asset sales in proposed Cimpor buyout

11 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Jose Barros Franco, chief executive of Intercement, a subsidiary of Brazil's second-largest construction group Camargo Correa does not expect to have to sell any assets if its buyout  of Cimpor goes ahead as planned. In a written reply to questions from Reuters the bid price of EUR5.5/Cimpor share was "fair", but would not say if the company would consider sweetening the offer. Portuguese conglomerate Semapa has made a proposal to major shareholders in Cimpor to try to keep it in Portugu...

Cimpor acquisition good for competition

06 April 2012, Published under Cement News

The buyout of Cimpor, Portugal, by Camargo Corrêa of Brazil would improve competition by reducing the market share of dominant player, Grupo Votorantim, according to Brazil’s antitrust regulator. "In principal, I can say that would be better than Votorantim concentrating even more of the market. But I can't say that solution is enough," said Olavo Chinaglia, the head of the Brazilian antitrust agency Cade, reported Reuters. Camargo Corrêa, the country’s second-largest construction grou...

Camargo Corrêa in Cimpor bid

06 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Camargo Corrêa and Brazilian competitor Votorantim Cimentos SA bought separate stakes in Cimpor in early 2010. Camargo currently claims to hold around a 33.25% stake in Cimpor and is its largest shareholder ahead of Votorantim with a current 21.2% interest, but has an option to increase this to 30.8%. Votorantim is reportedly considering teaming up with Camargo for a joint bid, although the latter denies that any such agreement has been made. Given Votorantim’s dominant market share in Brazi...