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Cevian Capital increases stake in CRH

20 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cevian Capital, Europe’s largest activist investor, has increased its stake in CRH to above three per cent for the first time. "As a long-term investor, we are pleased to be able to increase our ownership and commitment to CRH at a share price that is well below our view of the value of the group's assets," said Cevian Capital partner, Gustav Lundgren. "We remain convinced of CRH's potential and support the company's efforts to unlock value and enhance long-term competitiveness," he ad...

India Cements sees investors increase stake

17 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Damani family, one of India’s wealthiest, further increased their stake in India Cements from 11.98 per cent to 16 per cent through open market transactions on 16 March. This follows the family boosting their stake from 7.27 per cent to 11.98 per cent on 26 February 2020.

Huaxin Cement plans share buy-back scheme

20 December 2019, Published under Cement News

China’s Huaxin Cement has announced its intention to buy back company shares worth around CNY100-125m (US$14.21-17.76m) within the next 12 months. The company also stated its plans to issue offshore bonds worth up to US$500m. 

PPC to consider buying remaining stake in Cimerwa

26 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cimerwa's main shareholder, Pretoria Portland Cement Co (PPC), is considering buying the shares in Cimerwa that are currently held by the Rwandan government and minority shareholders. The government has set a deadline of 5 July for investors to bid for its stake in Cimerwa.

 The Rwandan government hold a 16.54 per cent share in the cement producer and PPC owns 51 per cent of the company, while the Rwanda Social Security Board (20.24 per cent), Rwanda Investment Group (11.45 per cent) and S...

Transaction of major stake in Dandot Cement is completed

30 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Dandot Cement Co Ltd has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that Calicom Industries has acquired 63,542,787 shares of the company. Earlier, the company had reported that it received an intention from Calicom Industries to acquire control and 63,542,787 voting shares (67 per cent of paid-up capital) of the company. The buyer is expected to invest in the modernisation of electrical equipment at its facilities. In the FY18 capacity utilisation at Dandot Cement stood at 44 per cent and...

CRH completes fourth phase of share buyback

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

CRH plc has completed the fourth phase of its share buyback programme, returning a further EUR200m of cash to shareholders, according to a press release. Between 2 January and 29 March 2019, 7.6m ordinary shares were repurchased on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Dublin at an average discount of 0.6 per cent to the volume weighted average price over the period. This now brings total cash returned to shareholders under the programme to approximately EUR1bn over the last 12 months...

Potential investors in Carthage Cement seek improved conditions

17 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The call for tenders for the sale of 50.52 per cent of Tunisia-based Carthage Cement attracted several investors, of which five prequalified and were asked to submit their financial offers by 7 December 2018. However, despite their clear interest, they were unable to submit a financial offer for acquisition, according to African Manager. While these investors have reiterated in writing their continued interest in reaching a deal, they have asked for an improvement in the conditions of th...

CRH completes third phase of share buyback

31 December 2018, Published under Cement News

CRH has completed the third phase of its share buyback  programme .  Between 27 November and 21 December 2018, 4.1m ordinary shares were repurchased on the London Stock Exchange, bringing total cash returned to shareholders under the ongoing EUR1bn share buyback  programme  to EUR800m.   The company also announced that it has entered into  arrangements with UBS AG, London Branch (“UBS”) to repurchase ordinary shares on CRH’s behalf for a maximum consideration of EUR...

Cemex begins share repurchase programme

29 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex has begun its share repurchase programme, approved at its ordinary shareholders’ meeting for up to US$500m. "We are pleased to initiate our share buyback programme, which is one of the capital allocation options we have to create value for our shareholders," said Fernando A González, CEO. The company repurchased 7m CPOs on 27 November. The total amount of the repurchase, including commissions and VAT, was MXN65.9m (US$3.2m).

Buzzi Unicem announces share purchase

02 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Following the commencement of its share buyback scheme, Buzzi Unicem has announced that it acquired 244,100 ordinary shares in the 24-28 September period. The company purchased the shares for a total consideration of EUR4.495m (US$5.2m) at an average price of EUR18.41. As of 28 September, the company now holds 297,600 ordinary shares and 29,290 saving shares, equal to 0.16 per cent of the issued share capital.