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Holcim divests Zambian subsidiary to Huaxin Cement

02 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has closed the sale of its business in Zambia, representing a 75 per cent stake in the company, to the Chinese cement group Huaxin for an enterprise value of US$150m for 100 per cent ownership of the company. The deal was closed following approvals from Chinese and Zambian authorities. Jan Jenisch, Holcim CEO: said “This divestment is another step in our transformation to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions giving us the flexibility to con...

HeidelbergCement agrees sale of Sierra Leone subsidiary

01 December 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has signed an agreement to sell its subsidiary Sierra Leone Cement Corp Ltd (Leocem) to the Diamond Cement Group. The sale includes a cement grinding plant with two grinding mills.   The Freetown cement plant has a capacity of ~500,000tpa. HeidelbergCement holds 50 per cent of the shares in the company and has full management responsibility.  The divestment is part of HeidelbergCement’s ongoing portfolio optimisation and margin improvement programme within its ‘Beyo...

Holcim divests Brazilian business

10 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has signed an agreement with Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) for the divestment of its business in Brazil for an enterprise value of US$1.025bn. The deal includes Holcim’s five integrated cement plants, four grinding works, six aggregates sites and 19 RMC facilities, according to a press release. "This divestment is another step in our transformation to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions giving us the flexibility to continue investing in a...

Sinai Cement approves Sinai White Portland Cement exit

21 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Sinai Cement Co approved the sales of its shares in Sinai White Portland Cement Co based on the fair value of Sinai White’s share, according to a filing to the Egyptian Exchange. Sinai Cement Co held a general assembly on 17 June to ratify the business continuity of the company as well as its financial results for 2019 and 2020. It incurred a consolidated net loss before minority interests of EGP147.976m in the first quarter of 2021.

LafargeHolcim looks to divest Brazilian assets

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is reportedly exploring the sale of its Brazilian unit, which consists of 12 plants, according to people close to the matter. The company has hired Banco Itau BBA to advise on the potential divestment, which could bring in as much as US$1.5bn. The divestment could be made to one buyer or assets could be split.  Under CEO Jan Jenisch, the company has been selling off assets that do not contribute to core operations as the company seeks to reduce debt levels. Earlier sell-off...

Lafarge Africa to sell 35% stake in Ghana operations

25 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Following an emergency meeting of its Board of Directors, LafargeHolcim-owned Lafarge Africa Plc reached an agreement to offload its 35 per cent holding in Ghana-based Continental Blue Investment after years of loss-making. The step is the second major divestment in less than two years after Lafarge Africa’s US$316m sale of its South African subsidiary in July 2019. Proceeds of this deal went to settling Lafarge Africa’s debt to Caricement BV in a debt-to-equity swap, improving the company...

Al Karama announces prequalifiers for Carthage Cement

24 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Al Karama Holding has published the list of prequalified candidates in the sale of the majority stake of Tunisia-based Carthage Cement. It includes domestic companies such as Madja Tunisia SA, Les Ciments Artificiels Tunisiens SA and Société des Ciments de Gabès SA as well as overseas cement producers such as SECIL (Portugal), Cemolins International SLU (Spain), and the consortium of M Boureima Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso) and Petrolcem srl (Italy). Al Karama Holding launched a call for expr...

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.