Philippines: LafargeHolcim has agreed to sell its 85.7% share in Holcim Philippines to San Miguel Corporation for US$2.15bn. Holcim Philippines operates four integrated cement plants and one grinding plant. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019. It will be subject to regulatory approval.
“With the divestment of our activities in the Philippines, we are completing our exit from the increasingly hyper-competitive arena in South East Asia. While this decision is based on our strategic portfolio review, we have reached very attractive valuations allowing us to achieve a new level of financial strength,” said Jan Jenisch, chief executive officer (CEO) of LafargeHolcim.