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FLSmidth sells AFT filter media business

14 July 2023, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has sold its filter media business, AFT®, to the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group. AFT was started by FLSmidth in 1999 and was known previously as Advanced Filtration Technologies. The acquisition of AFT significantly expands Micronics’ portfolio of engineered filtration solutions to better serve customers’ baghouse filtration needs in industries such as cement, lime, coal-fired power utilities, energy from waste, co-generation, mining, and minerals, where the demand for high-t...

Heidelberg Materials' divestments and merger ripples

28 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has been looking to simplify its portfolio and reposition the company on a net zero path. This has seen divestment and merger ripples recently reach the cement markets of Georgia and Tanzania. Creating funds to reallocate for investments in the circular economy and the wider building materials sector has seen Heidelberg Materials start to accelerate divestment activity this year. The group's divestment of its eastern European joint venture in Georgia, where it held a ...

PPC seeking buyers for CIMERWA stake

21 March 2023, Published under Cement News

South Africa-based PPC is looking to sell its shareholding in Rwandan cement producer CIMERWA . “PPC is selling its 51 per cent stake in CIMERWA and the government will discuss if it is able to buy the stake,” Rwanda Development Board CEO, Clare Akamanzi told a news agency. “PPC is looking for buyers.” A sale of its stake in CIMERWA would enable PPC to focus more on its South African core operations and further reduce debt. CIMERWA operates a 0.6Mta integrated cement plant in Bugar...

Oman Investment Authority starts sale of Oman Cement Co to Huaxin

14 March 2023, Published under Cement News

The Oman Investment Authority (OIA) has started the process for divesting its majority stake in Oman Cement Co. Ibrahim bin Said al Eisari, director general of private ownership at OIA, said: “This exit comes in accordance with a plan pursued by OIA aimed at achieving a number of goals, including attracting foreign investment to the sultanate. This will contribute to achieving economic diversification and transfer of modern technology to the targeted sectors.” OIA will sell its entire sha...

Holcim divests business in Russia

14 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has signed an agreement to sell its business in Russia to the local management team. With the new owners, the business will operate independently under a different brand, said the company in a statement. Closing of the transaction will be subject to regulatory approvals. “This divestment completes Holcim’s market exit from Russia in line with the company’s values to operate in the most responsible manner,” added the company. The Russian business has been deconsolidated since March 2...

Dalmia Bharat to acquire Jaiprakash Associates Ltd

13 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Following CemNet's Jaiprakash Associates Ltd news story on Monday , Dalmia Bharat Cement  has announced the acquisition of the cement assets of Jaypee Group 's flagship company Jaiprakash Associates Ltd (JAL) and its associate company's at an enterprise value of INR56,660m (US$). In a regulatory filing, Dalmia Bharat informed that its wholly-owned subsidiary Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd (DCBL) has entered into a "binding framework agreement for the acquisition of clinker, cement and po...

Jaiprakash Associates convenes divestment meeting

12 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Jaiprakash Associates ( Jaypee Group ) has informed that a board meeting has been convened to apprise the board of the recommendations of the audit committee and the progress on the various divestment initiatives. Jaypee Power Ventures (Jaypee Group) will hold a board meeting on Monday, 12 December to consider a proposal to divest its Nigrie cement grinding plant in Madhya Pradesh. In a regulatory filing, Jaypee Power Ventures informed that a board meeting has been convened on Monday t...

Holcim closes Brazilian deal

07 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has closed the sale of its business in Brazil to CSN (Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional) for an enterprise value of US$1.025bn. The deal was closed following approvals from Brazilian authorities. This transaction includes Holcim’s five integrated cement plants, four grinding stations, six aggregates sites and 19 ready-mix concrete facilities. Latin America remains a core strategic growth region for Holcim, according to the group. In the first half of 2022 Holcim completed a new ceme...

CEMEX closes the sale of its Costa Rican operations

02 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Through certain subsidiaries,  CEMEX has successfully closed the previously informed sale of its operations in Costa Rica and El Salvador to Cementos Progreso Holdings SL , for an approximate amount of US$329m, as per the terms of the transactional documents. The transaction, which was closed in line with the terms that had been disclosed on 29 December 2021, is an important step in meeting the goal of optimising the company’s global asset base through asset divestments under CEMEX’s st...

Lafarge Zimbabwe sells majority stake in its operations

08 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Zimbabwe is selling 76.45 per cent of its business to Fossil Mines Pvt Ltd. The Holcim group member announced on Monday that it was selling the majority stake in its business. This is a further sale for Holcim following recent divestments decisions taken in India for ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements. The Manresa cement plant has a cement capacity of 0.45Mta and employees 800 people directly.  There is currently a 0.5Mta expansion project being constructed at the plant.