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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

Siam City Cement to acquire Holcim Lanka

25 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement (SCC) has signed a deal to buy Sri Lankan cement company Holcim Lanka Ltd for US$400m. The acquisition will turn SCC into the market leader in Sri Lanka. SCC is anticipating that the acquisition of the 98.95 per cent stake in Holcim Lanka will be completed within two weeks of the date of agreement, while LafargeHolcim have said the transaction will be completed in 3Q16. SCC will use credit facilities from Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ to fund the purchase. This latest ...

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

22 July 2016, Published under Cement News

All eyes will be back on China National Building Materials (CNBM) as the country announces the latest deal in its drive to consolidate its cement sector. Beijing-based cement producer and building materials supplier, Beijing Building Materials Group (BBMG) Corporation is planning to sell stakes in 31 cement-related units to Jidong Cement. The deal is reported to be worth US$2.3bn. As part of the company restructuring following the transaction, Tangshan Jidong Cement will become a unit of BBM...

Semen Indonesia to sell 49% stake in unit

13 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Indonesia's largest cement producer, Semen Indonesia, plans to sell a 49 per cent stake in one of its units to help fund the company's future expansion, according to Investor Daily quoting the firm’s Finance Director, Darmawan Junaidi. The strategic investor will hold the stake for a limited period, tentatively 10 years. However, which subsidiary's stake will be sold remains currently undisclosed. Semen Indonesia has four subsidiaries – PT Semen Gresik, PT Semen Padang, PT Semen Tonasa and...


02 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex has completed the sale of its operations in Thailand and Bangladesh to Siam City Cement for some US$53m. These operations consist of an integrated cement works near Bangkok with a capacity of 0.6Mta and a grinding centre at Nagarangonj in Bangladesh with a capacity of 0.52Mta.