Morocco: HeidelbergCement has sold a 7.8% share of its stake in Ciments du Maroc to an unnamed local investor for around Euro140m. Following the transaction the German building materials producer retains a controlling share of 54.6% in its subsidiary. It has reduced its stake in Ciments du Maroc as part of its action plan to optimise its portfolio and improve cash generation. The group has a target of Euro1.5bn of asset divestments by the end of 2020.
“HeidelbergCement is fully committed to remain the long-term majority shareholder of Ciments du Maroc, a key strategic asset within the group’s portfolio,” said Bernd Scheifele, chairman of the managing board of HeidelbergCement.