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Chile: Cemento Polpaico has changed its commercial strategy following a poor year for the construction industry in 2016. The cement producer has moved from a geographical approach to one based on the profile and sector of its customers, according to the Diario Financiero newspaper. It has also reorganised its business into three segments: retail, construction and special projects.
LafargeHolcim agreed to sell its controlling stake in Cemento Polpaico to Inversiones Caburga in late 2016. However, the transaction is still awaiting approval by the Fiscalía Nacional Económica.
Chile: LafargeHolcim has signed an agreement with Inversiones Caburga, part of the Hurtado Vicuña Group, to sell its 54.3% stake in Cemento Polpaico for US$225m. The transaction will be carried out by a public tender offer by Inversiones Caburga to all shareholders of Cemento Polpaico.
Cemento Polpaico operates one integrated plant and two grinding plants with an annual cement capacity of 2.3Mt/yr. The company is also a leading ready-mix concrete producer operating 25 plants and produces aggregates. The launch of the public tender offer is subject to the approval of the Chilean competition authorities, which is expected for the first half of 2017. Following the successful completion LafargeHolcim would exit Chile completely.