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LafargeHolcim lines up Middle East Africa assets for US$8bn divestment

11 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Just a week after closing the US$1.75bn divestment of Holcim Indonesia, LafargeHolcim is understood to be contemplating the sale of its Middle East-Africa business unit, according to Bloomberg. The sale of the group's Middle East-Africa unit would take divestments well beyond the group's announced target of CHF2bn (US$2bn). In 2018 LafargeHolcim's Middle East-Africa operations are forecast to contribute 13.5 per cent (CHF816m) of group EBITDA and 11.2 per cent (CHF3090m) of group revenue ...

HeidelbergCement

04 February 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has sold, or agreed the sale of, a number of assets. These include a 50 per cent interest in Ciment Quėbec, land in the Cairo area that used to have a cement works and a minority stake in Syria.  The agreed sale of the activities in the Ukraine include one integrated cement works, one grinding plant, two quarries and two ready-mixed concrete batching plants. In total, these disposals add up to in excess of EUR150m.        

LafargeHolcim

04 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The sale of the 80.6 per cent stake in Holcim Indonesia to Semen Indonesia, formerly known as Semen Gresik, has been completed, taking Semen Indonesia’s share from 35.7 per cent of the national capacity to 49.5 per cent. The deal, valued at around US$1750m, adds four cement works, 33 ready-mixed concrete plants and two quarries to Semen Indonesia’s production base. Semen Indonesia also has a sizeable cement business in Vietnam. The completion of this deal suggests that a disposal of the Phil...

Cimpor

01 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Camargo Correa subsidiary InterCement, formerly trading as Cimpor, has agreed to sell its Portuguese and Cape Verde assets to the Turkish group Oyak. Having previously considered selling a 49 per cent interest in all of its African and European activities, InterCement has now decided to sell the Portuguese and Cape Verde assets in their entirely. These consist of three integrated cement plants with a combined cement capacity of 9.1Mta, two grinding plants, 40 concrete batching plants ...

HeidelbergCement

02 October 2018, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement subsidiary Suez Cement Co, which came with the purchase of Italcementi, has agreed in principle to sell the El Minya white cement works to Emaar Industries Company. The El Minya works was completed in 1991 and has a capacity of 1Mta and is located in the Cairo area, to the north of the city. It is held through Helwan Cement Co, which first has to split out its white cement operations. That procedure is likely to take some months. Emaar Industries is controlled by the D...

ASEC Cement starts Zahana exit negotiations

05 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Qalaa Holdings announced that its subsidiary ASEC Cement has commenced negotations to exit Zahana Cement, in which it owns 35 per cent of shares. ASEC Cement has invested US$62m in Zahana Cement, which has a plant located some 40km from Oran, western Algeria. The cement producer upgraded the works to produce 0.75Mta and has been building a new 1.6Mta line, scheduled to come online at the start of 2020.

Southeast Asia producers line up for LafargeHolcim Indonesia sale

17 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The sale of LafargeHolcim's Indonesian unit has attracted the interest of several potential buyers in the region, including Japan's Taiheiyo Cement Corp, Malaysia's YTL Corp and PT Semen Indonesia, Bloomberg reports, citing unnamed sources. HeidelbergCement's Asian unit PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa is also considering a bid, Bloomberg reports. Negotiations are still at an early stage and LafargeHolcim could seek as much as US$2bn for the unit, Bloomberg says. LafargeHolcim owns 80.6 ...

CRH

02 August 2018, Published under Cement News

CRH America has sold its Mallard Sand & Gravel operation in Omaha, Nebraska, to Martin Marietta Materials. The disposal was required as a result of the acquisition of Ash Grove Cement Company.

ARM Cement to relinquish Tanzania assets

18 June 2018, Published under Cement News

ARM Cement will include KES854.6m (US$8.45m) of additional assets in Tanzania to sweeten the deal for buyers of the company’s non-cement business, according to The Citizen. The company reached an agreement to sell its fertiliser and mineral production businesses in Kenya to Swiss firm Omya and Pinner Heights Ltd (PHL), a company owned by its CEO, Pradeed Paunrana, for KES1.6bn. Its latest annual report ARM said that the buyers could also acquire its non-cement operations in Tanzania for f...

PPC

26 April 2018, Published under Cement News

PPC is reportedly in talks with China National Materials Co (Sinoma) over the sale of a majority stake in PPC’s operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over the last five years, PPC has invested ZAR12bn (US$995m) in new capacity, taking the company into Ethiopia as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, an oversupply of cement in Congo has led to what PPC describes as a “challenging” time in the country, forcing it to negotiate a debt holiday with lenders. It is now lo...