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Ireland: Cement Makers Holcim and Lafarge to Sell Assets to CRH for $7.3 Billion

 |  February 1, 2015

Irish building materials company CRH has agreed to acquire assets from cement companies Lafarge and Holcim for $7.3 Billion.

The sale of the assets in Europe, Canada and elsewhere is a precondition of winning antitrust approval of the about $40 billion pending merger between France’s Lafarge and Switzerland’s Holcim.

In December 2014, The European Commission, the European Union’s antitrust authority, said that it approved the proposed merger of French cement giant Lafarge SA with Swiss peer Holcim Ltd, subject to asset sales by both companies in regions where their activities overlap.

The European Commission or EC’s approval of the merger was conditional upon the divestment of Lafarge’s businesses in Germany Romania and the UK. Holcim was required to divest its operations in France, Hungary, Slovakia, Spain and the Czech Republic.


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