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Lafarge and Elementia to bring together Mexican cement assets

World Cement,

Lafarge and Elementia are to form a joint venture bringing together their Mexican cement operations. It will include the 1 million tpa plant currently being constructed by Elementia in central Mexico, as well as Lafarge’s Vito and Tula plants, which have a total capacity of almost 1 million t.

Lafarge and Elementia will hold a 47% and 53% stake in the business, respectively. The venture, which will enhance Lafarge’s position within the Mexican market, will be incorporated as an equity affiliate by the firm.

Combining the two group’s cement assets is subject to regulatory approvals. No cash is involved in the transaction. The venture is likely to be finalised in 2H13, in line with the opening of Elementia’s cement plant.

Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham.

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