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LafargeHolcim

02 November 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has agreed to sell its 54.3 per cent controlling stake in the Chilean cement producer Cemento Polpaico for some US$225m to Inversiones Caburga, which is controlled by the Hurtado Vicuña family. Cemento Polpaico owns one integrated cement works and two grinding centres with a combined cement capacity of 2.3Mta as well as 25 batching plants and some aggregates operations. LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire was re-named from Socimat at the beginning of September. The company, which tr...

Qalaa Holdings to sell stake in ASEC Algeria Cement

24 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Qalaa Holdings has signed a preliminary agreement to sell its entire 100 per cent stake in ASEC Algeria Cement for some US$60m, according to Reuters.

LafargeHolcim exits Chile as it sells Cemento Polpaico

10 October 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will sell its majority stake in Chile's Cemento Polpaico to investment firm Inversiones Caburga Ltda, whose interests include the Chilean ready-mix market through Cementos Bicentenario.  Caburga, owned by the Hurtado Vicuna Group, agreed to buy the 54.3 per cent stake, which represents around CHF220m (US$225m), via a public tender offer, according to LafargeHolcim. Cemento Polpaico operates one integrated cement works and two grinding units with a total cement capacity o...

Sinoma sells Midong Tianshan and Fukang Tianshan stakes

23 September 2016, Published under Cement News

China National Materials Company (Sinoma) said its subsidiary Xinjiang Tianshan Cement recently carried out an equity transfer framework agreement. A 64.56 per cent stake in Xinjiang Midong Tianshan Cement and the entire equity interest in Xinjiang Fukang Tianshan Cement, both held by Tianshan Cement, as well as the 19.39 per cent stake in Midong Tianshan held by Xinjiang Tunhe Cement are to be under consideration for acquisition with Zhongtai Chemical. Sinoma added the equity transfer ...

LafargeHolcim to consider pulling out of more markets

19 September 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is muling over the option to withdraw from several markets to make last year's merger a success, chairman Beat Hess told weekly Sonntagszeitung. "We will be present in less countries for sure," Hess was quoted as saying. The sale of operations in several countries was an option, he said. While the new company generates 80 per cent of its operational earnings before taxes, depreciation and amortisation in 25 countries, Mr Hess added that there was "much potential for impr...

HeidelbergCement

02 September 2016, Published under Cement News

To eliminate monopoly issues in the USA caused by the acquisition of Italcementi, HeidelbergCement has agreed to sell the cement works at Martinsburg, West Virginia, and eight cement terminals to Cementos Argos for US$600m. This transaction is expected to be completed during the final quarter of this year. HeidelbergCement has agreed to sell its aggregates operations in the Gothenburg region to Swerock, a subsidiary of the Swedish contracting group Peab, for around EUR11.6m, with the deal...

LafargeHolcim

02 September 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has agreed to sell its 65 per cent stake in LafargeHolcim Vietnam to Siam City Cement Company, assuming that the existing minority shareholder does not exercise its pre-emption rights. Based on a company value of CHF867m this values the deal at EUR516m. LafargeHolcim Vietnam has one integrated works and four grinding centres with a total capacity of 6.3Mta. The company also has seven ready-mixed concrete works in southern Vietnam.   LafargeHolcim reached an agreement with...

LafargeHolcim India head joins Executive Committee

09 August 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim made the decision to induct Head of LafargeHolcim India, Martin Kreigner, into the Executive Committee of the group, giving him additional responsibilities in southeast Asia. Mr Kreigner will be based out of Mumbai. These recent changes to the executive committee reflect the group and its portfolio’s evolution following divestments and integration, LafargeHolcim said in in a statement. The restructuring of operations reveals the growing importance of Indian business. Lafa...

LafargeHolcim

02 August 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has agreed to sell Lafarge India to the Indian conglomerate Nirma Ltd for around US$1400m. It will be Nirma’s first investment in the cement sector and comes in spite of a marginally higher offer from a Chinese cement producer. The deal involves three cement works and two grinding centres with a combined capacity of some 11Mt and is also one of the largest ready-mixed concrete producers in India. The disposal of some cement operations were demanded by the competition authoritie...

Italcementi

02 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Italcementi’s subsidiary Ciments Français has agreed to the sale of its subsidiary Compagnie des Ciments Belges (CCB) and its subsidiaries to the Cementir subsidiary Aalborg Portland Holding for EUR312m. CCB has a cement works at Gaurin in the province of Tournai. Last year’s production amounted to 1.8Mt of cement, 4.8Mt of aggregates and 0.8Mm³ of ready-mixed concrete, generating a turnover of EUR180m. Italcementi's first-half turnover declined by 2.1 per cent to EUR2122.6m and running E...