Lafarge shares fall with rejected merger deal

By |  March 30, 2015

Shares in cement group Lafarge fell around 2 percent when two Holcim shareholders rejected the revised deal for the companies’ merger, says The Irish Times.

Russian businessman Filaret Galchev and Harris Associates both rejected the new terms, reports The Irish Times. Galchev, who owns a 10.8 percent stake in Holcim via Eurocement Holding AG, said the terms were not satisfactory. Harris Associates, which owns 3.19 percent of Holcim’s shares according to Thomson Rueters data, said it would not accept the deal until it knows who will take Lafarge boss Bruno Lafont’s place.

“Before we decide on the transaction we first want to know who will be put forward for this post,” says David Herro, chief investment officer for international equities at Harris.

According to The Irish Times, CRH also has agreed to purchase 6.5 billion euros worth of assets from the proposed Holcim-Lafarge merger.


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