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China National Building Materials (CNBM)

27 September 2016, Published under Cement News

China National Building Materials (CNBM) group’s merger with China National Materials (Sinoma) group has been approved. An official merger ceremony was held in Beijing at the end of last month. According to Cao Jianglin, president of CNBM, the new company will have total assets of about CNY550bn (US$83.4bn) with annual revenue of approximately CNY300bn and 250,000 employees. Despite CNBM seeing revenue fall by nine per cent YoY in the January-June period this year, observers say that Augu...


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...

Belarusian Cement to merge with Minsk Silicate Materials

26 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Belarusian Cement Plant, located in the Kostiukovichi Mogilev region, is set to incorporate OAO Minsk Silicate Materials Plant. The merger is due to be finalised by December 2016. The Belarusian Cement Plant will increase its statutory capital by issuing 287,227 supplementary shares valued at BYN10 (US$4.97) each. These will be transferred to the state, expanding the state-owned stake in the cement company from 99.45 to 99.46 per cent.

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...

USA: clearance for Italcementi acquisition

20 June 2016, Published under Cement News

On 17 June 2016, the United States Federal Trade Commission reached an agreement with HeidelbergCement AG and Italcementi SpA allowing the merger between the two companies to proceed on schedule. The Federal Trade Commission accepted the proposed divestment of operations in the US, which primarily consists of Italcementi’s Martinsburg, West Virginia plant and up to 11 terminals. All competition approvals necessary for closing the Italcementi acquisition have now been obtained. The full...

European Commission gives green light to HeidelbergCement's Italcementi acquisition

27 May 2016, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has received clearance from the European Commission for the acquisition of Italcementi. The European authority accepts the proposed divestment of operations in Belgium, i.e. Italcementi’s local subsidiary Compagnie des Cements Belges SA (CCB), to avoid anti-competition issues in Europe. “We are very pleased with the positive decision of the European Commission”, says Dr Bernd Scheifele, chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement. “This decision is an important mil...

Heidelberg's European bet

22 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Following the completion of the LafargeHolcim merger in mid-July, less than a fortnight later, HeidelbergCement announced its intention to buy Italcementi. The acquisition would consolidate HeidelbergCement’s no 2 position in the cement industry and regain its market leadership in the aggregates sector. ICR examines the drivers behind this latest M&A activity in the cement industry. With the Italcementi acquisition, HeidelbergCement takes a punt at the forecast Mediterranean recovery ...

Looking forward to growth

09 September 2015, Published under Cement News

15 July 2015 saw the official launch day of LafargeHolcim, the merger between building materials giants, Lafarge and Holcim, which brings into being a world leader with 386.5Mta of cement production capacity installed across the globe. Since Holcim and Lafarge revealed their merger plans on 7 April 2014, both companies have put in considerable effort to lay the foundations of a balanced partnership and avoid the proverbial clash of titans. They divested some of their assets to meet regul...


02 July 2015, Published under Cement News

As part of the joining up with Holcim, Lafarge is acquiring Baring’s 14 per cent stake in Lafarge India for EUR270m. Lafarge’s subsidiary Ashaka Cement reported a 53.5 per cent drop in first-quarter profits to the end of March to NGN886m (US$4.5m) as insurgency disrupted operations and a prolonged rainy season reduced demand. The turnover in the perion decreased by 29.8 per cent.


02 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Holcim has sold its remaining 27.5 per cent stake in Siam City Cement for CHF655m (EUR624m) in a share placement that will yield a CHF465m (EUR348m) profit. A 24.9 per cent stake went to a member of the Hong Kong-based Jardine Matheson group and the remaining shares were places with institutional investors. Siam City Cement has a cement capacity of 14.5Mta at its Saraburi works, which employs in excess of 4000 people. Following opposition from the shareholders of the more profitable Holci...