CRH purchases Lafarge, Holcim cement assets for $7.3 billion

By |  February 9, 2015

According to The Street, Irish cement maker CRH announced that it will be purchasing the cement assets of Lafarge and Holcim Ltd. for $7.3 billion. This purchase marks the company’s largest deal ever and clears the way for the sellers to merge.

After announcing their $39 billion deal to merge, Lafarge and Holcim launched an auction to dispose of its cement assets to receive approval to merge. CRH took the lead in the auction last month, beating out a joint offer from Blackstone Group and Cinven, The Street reports.

The assets CRH agreed to buy account for “the vast majority of the divestments” requested by regulators in return for their approval for the merger, says Holcim CEO Bernard Fontana.



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