Colombia: Cementos Argos has raised US$750m from the preferred shares-issuance in the local and international markets, according to a letter to the Colombian financial services watchdog Superfinanciera. The share-issuance was oversubscribed, with demand amounting to US$1.18bn from more than 14,000 Colombian and international investors.
Of the interested investors, 65% were local investors and 35% were from abroad. Additionally, 58% of the interested parties were institutions and 42% were individuals. The proceeds from the transaction will be used by the company to support its growth in the cement and concrete industry.