Ukraine: France's Lafarge has announced the sale of its cement activities in Ukraine to Ireland's CRH for an enterprise value of Euro96m. The deal comprises one wet process cement plant located in the Lviv region, in the western part of the country. The Global Cement Directory 2013 lists the plant's capacity as 1.7Mt/yr.
The transaction, which is expected to close before the end of 2013, is subject to the relevant Ukrainian authorities' approval. Lafarge retains a presence in Ukraine through three aggregates quarries serving the Ukrainian, Russian and Polish markets.