Nine companies bid for Lafarge India assets

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India: LafargeHolcim has received nine non-binding offers for its subsidiary Lafarge India. The bidders include multinational cement producers CRH, HeidelbergCement and China Resources. Local companies which have made bids include JSW Infrastructure, Piramal Enterprises and Ramky Infrastructure, which have deals with private equity firms CVC Capital, Goldman Sachs Private Equity and Carlyle respectively. Blackstone, Baring Asia and CPPIB have also submitted a bid as part of a consortium. Bain Capital and Advent International have also submitted their bids individually, according to Business Standard.

Following a shortlisting and due diligence process a final bid will be selected. A final bidder is expected to be announced by the end of June 2016.


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