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Baticim puts Batisoke stake of up to 75% for sale

14 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Baticim, part of the Turkey-based Bati Anadolu Group, is looking to sell a stake of up to 75 per cent in Batisoke, according to a Reuters report citing a source close to the process. Unlu & Co financial services group has been appointed to handle the sale, for which interested parties should complete due diligence for binding and non-binding offers in July to September. Batisoke is reportedly forecast to make EBITDA of US$14m in the FY19-20. In the first quarter, the company posted a net...

LafargeHolcim

04 June 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has agreed the sale of its 51 per cent-owned subsidiary Lafarge Malaysia to YTLCement Berhad for US$396m, a 43 per cent premium to the latest share price before the deal was announced. The sale includes the 91 per cent-owned subsidiary Holcim Singapore Pte Ltd. Lafarge Malaysia operates three integrated cement works and two grinding centres. Completion of the deal was achieved on 17 May 2019. In the first quarter Lafarge Malaysia lost MYR32.07m (US$7.64m), compared with a loss ...

UltraTech Cement

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Following its acquisition of Binani Cement, UltraTech Cement is now looking to sell the 3Mta integrated cement plant in China and 2.5Mta grinding plant in UAE it inherited as part of the deal. Prior to the agreement with UltraTech, Binani had tried to sell its 90 per cent stake in the Chinese plant but was unsuccessful. Finding a buyer for the UAE grinding works is also expected to be difficult due to overcapacity in the country. Meanwhile, UltraTech is pushing ahead with its plans to est...

El Sewedy Cement sells Sinai Cement stake

21 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based El Sewedy Cement has sold its entire stake of 7.476 per cent in Sinai Cement’s capital for EGP41.97m (US$2.46m), or at an average price of EGP8.25/share, EFG Hermes said in a statement to the Egyptian Exchange on Monday. In the first quarter of 2019, Sinai Cement’s net losses eased to EGP-78.18m from EGP-83.98m in the year-ago period. Revenues increased to EGP201.08m, up from EGP147.99m in the 1Q18.

HeidelbergCement

02 May 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has sold the 0.7Mta Spoleto cement works to Colacem and agreement has been reached to sell the Testi integrated cement works and two grinding centres to Buzzi Unicem, with completion envisaged by the end of July. The Indonesian subsidiary Indocement is looking for four per cent sales growth in 2019 to some IDR1.1bn, with most of the growth coming in the second half. This compares with a 5.3 per cent growth rate in 2018 when the net profit fell by 38.4 per cent.

Cemex

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex has agreed to sell its operations in Latvia, where it owns the 1.6Mta cement plant at Broceni, as well as import and marketing operations in Sweden, where there are four, Finland (three), Norway (four), Estonia (1) and a 38 per cent stake in Lithuania's sole cement plant, to the privately-owned Schwenk Zement for EUR340m. To help finance the purchase, Schwenk is selling its 69.8 per cent stake in Schwenk Namibia on a Singapore-based investor for some US$73m.       Cemex has also ag...

Rwandan government to divest Cimerwa stake

11 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The state of Rwanda has put up its 49 per cent stake in Cimerwa up for sale, according to an announcement made by the country’s Prime Minister, Edouard Ngirente on 9 March 2019. An auction will be organised at the end of the month. South Africa-based PPC currently holds a majority stake of 51 per cent in the Rwandan cement producer, but has not expressed an interest in acquiring the 49 per cent shareholding for sale. Cimerwa operates a 0.6Mta integrated plant in Rusizi. The government is ...

New Carthage Cement tender to launch in June

01 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Three months following the announced lack of tender success for the sale of the shares held by the Tunisian state in the capital of Carthage Cement, a financial restructuring, including the transfer of a block of shares representing 50.52 per cent of the capital, is being implemented at the cement plant to launch a second call for tenders by June 2019, according to ilBoursa. To restore financial stability and encourage compliance with future banking commitments of the cement producer, Al Ka...

Ssangyong Cement to look for new owners?

25 February 2019, Published under Cement News

This week the potential for further consolidation in South Korea's cement market was heightened when Asia Today reported that Hahn & Co Cement Holdings could be looking to sell its 77.44 per cent majority share ownership in Ssangyong Cement later this year. The latest development in South Korea's cement sector consolidation comes amid increasingly challenging market conditions. Falling cement demand South Korea's cement demand fell by 11 per cent in 2018, according to analysts Mira...

Cemex sells Broceni plant and Nordic assets to Schwenk Zement

20 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it has signed an agreement for the sale of assets in the Baltics and Nordics to Schwenk Zement for approximately EUR340m. The Baltic assets being divested consist of the 1.7Mta Broceni cement plant in Latvia, four aggregates quarries, two cement quarries, six ready-mix plants, one marine terminal and one land distribution terminal in Latvia. The assets divested also include Cemex's approximate 38 per cent indirect interest in the 1.8Mta Akmene cement plant in Lithu...