Breedon Group and Tarmac have completed an asset swap involving a range of aggregate, asphalt and ready-mixed concrete assets. Under the deal, Breedon will acquire four quarries and an asphalt plant, while Tarmac is receiving 23 ready-mixed concrete plants.
The quarries included in the deal are located near to Inverness in Scotland, Penrith in the north of England, and Wrexham and Porthmadog in Wales, and bring with them 25 million t of additional mineral reserves. The Porthmadog site also includes an asphalt plant.
The transaction “gives us a significant quantity of high-quality mineral reserves, and a new asphalt plant in West Wales capable of producing up to 50,000 tpy of material,” said Breedon’s Group Chief Executive, Pat Ward.
“At the same time it streamlines our concrete network and enables us to release value by relinquishing peripheral plants which we couldn’t supply internally and which in many cases were on short-term leases.”
Following today’s deal, Breedon operates more than 70 quarries, 40 asphalt plants and around 180 ready-mixed concrete plants. The deal was completed following acceptance by the UK’s antitrust regulator, the Competition and Markets Authorities, which has raised concerns on its impact on competition.
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