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Briones sisters sell Bío Bío stake to Gloria Group

20 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Anita and Loreto Briones Goich of ALB SpA have sold their entire 19 per cent stake in Cementos Bío Bío, the cement company founded by their father, Hernán Briones Gorostiaga in 1957. The shares were sold for approximately US$46.8m to the Peruvian Gloria Group. Cementos Bío Bío includes CBB, Inacesa, Ready Mix and Inacal and has a presence in Chile, Argentina and Peru. The sale follows the divestment of shares to Peru-based Unión Andina de Cementos, who purchased 50 per cent of the shares ...

Taiheiyo Cement to transfer equity stake in Qinhuangdao Asano Cement

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Japan-based Taiheiyo Cement announced that it would transfer the 71.99 per cent equity stake in its Chinese consolidated subsidiary Qinhuangdao Asano Cement to China's Qinhuangdao Changyang Concrete. A transfer price has not been disclosed, but the transfer is scheduled for the middle of September. After the equity transfer, Qinhuangdao Asano will no longer be a consolidated subsidiary of Taiheiyo Cement. Established in 1995 in Hebei province, Qinhuangdao Asano Cement has been producing cem...

Misr Insurance reduces Misr Cement-Qena stake

24 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Misr Insurance Co has lowered its stake in Misr Cement-Qena from 9.3 to 4.68 per cent, Misr Asset Management said in a statement to the Egyptian Exchange on 23 June. The insurance company sold 3.33m shares for EGP20.74m (US$1.28m) at an average price of EGP6.23/share.

Cemento Melón to sell concrete products business

07 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemento Melón has announced it will divest its concrete products business and has signed an agreement with Grau SA to sell 49 per cent of its concrete prefabrication shares. The divestment will enable the Chilean cement producer to wholly focus and strengthen its key businesses of cement, concrete and sand. Pedro Grau of Grau SA said the company “understood the strategic decision of Melon to relinquish its stake, a step that is lamentable as we value the permanent contribution of its direct...

Eagle Materials sells non-core concrete and aggregates assets

20 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Eagle Materials Inc announced it has sold its Western Aggregates and Mathews Ready Mix operations for US$93.5m to Teichert, a California-based construction company. Western Aggregates vested-rights-to-mine covers 3900 acres and includes over 900Mt of aggregates. Mathews Ready Mix assets include three concrete batch plant locations and 26 trucks.  Michael Haack, Eagle Materials president and CEO, said: “This transaction represents the sale of non-core assets on the heavy-side of our com...

Cemex and Buzzi Unicem complete Kosmos Cement sale to Eagle Materials Inc

09 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has divested its 75 per cent share in its partnership with Buzzi Unicem of Kosmos Cement in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, to Eagle Materials Inc. The divestment is for an aggregate amount of US$665m, of which Cemex will receive approximately US$499m. Meanwhile, Buzzi Unicem has sold its 25 per cent share in Kosmos Cement to Eagle Materials Inc. The deal includes the divestment of the Louisville cement plant and seven terminals and raw material reserves.

Breedon shareholder plans to sell up to 8.3% stake

07 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group Plc shareholder M1 Cement Holding Ltd plans to sell up to 8.3 per cent of the company’s issued share capital via a secondary placing, according to brokerage JP Morgan Securities Plc. M1 Cement plans to sell up to around 139.7m shares in the British construction-materials company. The price of the placing will be determined through an accelerated bookbuild process to institutional investors, the brokerage said. Breedon shares closed 0.6 per cent higher at 65.40 pence on Tue...

UltraTech Cement

26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement, part of the Aditya Birla Group, is close to finalising the deal to sell its stake in Emirates Cement Bangladesh to HeidelbergCement Bangladesh Ltd. The price of the stake has reportedly been set at US$32.1m. UltraTech first produced cement in Bangladesh following Aditya Birla’s acquisition of ETA Star Cement in 2010, when it bought into ETA’s Bangladeshi subsidiary, Emirates Cement, which operates a 0.5Mta grinding plant in Dhaka. HeidelbergCement Bangladesh Ltd has two ...

Cementos Argos

27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos is selling its entire stake in Omya Andina for COP62,700m (US$19.6m). Omya Andina is a subsidiary of Switzerland’s Omya AG, a leading producer of calcium carbonate and worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals for use in the construction industry. According to Cementos Argos, the move forms part of its value creation and investment targeting strategy in cement, concrete and aggregates.  “This operation is part of the program of efficiency allocation of resources that, th...


27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

PPC, the majority shareholder in Cimerwa cement, is considering buying the Rwandan government’s stake in the company. PPC has held a 51 per cent share in Cimerwa since 2012. The Rwandan government has a 16.54 per cent share, held through Agaciro Development Fund, Rwanda’s sovereign wealth fund. Other shareholders include the Rwanda Social Security Board (20.24 per cent), Rwanda Investment Group (11.45 per cent) and Sonarwa Group (0.76 per cent).  The government has set the deadline of 5 J...