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Graymont to acquire lime assets from Holcim New Zealand

16 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Graymont, the Canadian lime business, has agreed to buy McDonalds Lime from Holcim New Zealand and New Zealand Steel for an undisclosed sum. An agreement has also been reached for Graymont to acquire Taylor's Lime assets from Holcim. McDonalds Lime is 72 per cent owned by Holcim NZ, with the remainder owned by NZ Steel, and has the country’s largest lime quarry at Oparure, north of Te Kuiti.  Holcim has been trying to sell its lime business, which it no longer considers a core business...

Lafarge

03 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has agreed the sale of its wholly-owned Russian subsidiary Uralcement to Buzzi Unicem for EUR104m and the proceeds will be used to reduce Lafarge's net debt. In May, Lafarge commissioned its Ferzikovo works in Russia, which is better placed for serving the more vibrant Moscow market. Lafarge is selling its 47 per cent stake in its Mexican associate Cementos Fortaleza to the majority shareholder Elementia less than two years after the jointly-owned company was formed. The industria...

Nigeria: Benue State to sell remaining Dangote Cement plc stake

30 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Benue Investment and Property Co Ltd is expected to sell the remaining Dangote Cement plc shares held in trust for the state’s inhabitants on the Nigerian Stock Exchange for a target value of NGN20bn (US$122m), according to sources quoted in This Day Live. The previous sale of the shares erased about 30m shares valued at over NGN7bn of the original 90m shares, which Benue State held in Dangote Cement following the 2010 merger of the defunct Benue Cement Co Plc with other Dangote...

Fiji: Holcim JV sells stake in Pacific Cement Ltd

19 September 2014, Published under Cement News

South Pacific Cement, a joint venture between Holcim New Zealand and Fletcher Building Ltd, has sold its 47 per cent stake in Pacific Cement Ltd (PCL) to the Vinod Patel Group. PCL is a joint venture with Fijian Holdings Ltd (FHL), which holds a 51 per cent stake. The balance of shares is owned publicly. The company was the first cement manufacturer in the country with a production capacity of 0.2Mta. FHL group chairman, Iowane Naiveli said the Vinod Patel Group had become a strategic...

Holcim and Lafarge announce proposed asset disposals

07 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Two months after the announcement of their planned merger, Lafarge and Holcim have revealed the list of proposed divestments. In Europe the merged entity aims to have “a significant and balanced industrial base in Europe – around 20 per cent of its revenues – within its overall global footprint, enabling it to take advantage of the European economic recovery,” according to a joint statement. LafargeHolcim plans to sell Lafarge’s Mannersdorf works in Austria as well as the Lafarge Tarmac a...

Lafarge

03 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has agreed the sale of its 53.3 per cent stake in its Honduras subsidiary Lafarge Cementos SA de CV to Cementos Argos for €232m, subject to the necessary official approvals. This represents an historic EBITDA multiple of 8.6. The company's assets include one integrated cement works with a capacity of 1Mta and an additional grinding centre with a 0.3Mta capacity. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe saw first-half turnover decline by 6.1 per cent to US$32.2m and the EBITDA was off by 3.8 per ce...

Cementos Molins cuts back in Spain while expanding in foreign markets

13 February 2013, Published under Cement News

As the Spanish construction crisis shows no sign of abatement, Cementos Molins expects to continue the adjustment in its Spanish workforce. The company’s vice-president and CEO Joan Molins said the company would be restructuring its operations, cutting back in Spain and increasingly shifting its focus to foreign markets.  He announced new projects in Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico and Tunisia. Over the past five years, the firm increased its number of employees abroad from 2500 to 3200.  In a...

Portland Valderrivas explores sale of Cemento Lemona to CRH

13 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Spain’s Cementos Portland Valderrivas is currently considering the sale of its Basque subsidiary Cementos Lemona to the Irish multinational CRH. Yesterday, CRH directors visited the facilities of Prefabricades Lemona. This follows a visit last month to the Lemona’s quarries and cement plant, according to Spanish daily El País. Sources indicate that after months of negotiation, the acquisition process is in its final stages although there has been no confirmation of the sale yet. Portla...