Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional to acquire Holcim’s Brazilian cement business

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Brazil: Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) has agreed to acquire Switzerland-based Holcim’s Brazilian cement business for US$1.03bn. The business’ assets include five integrated cement plants, four grinding plants and 19 ready-mix concrete facilities. Holcim said that the deal strengthens its balance sheet by ‘significantly’ reducing its debt ratio. It will use the proceeds to invest in its solutions and products business, building its recently acquired subsidiary Firestone. Latin America remains a core strategic growth region, according to the company.

Cheif executive officer Jan Jenisch said “This divestment is another step in our transformation to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, giving us the flexibility to continue investing in attractive growth opportunities. We are pleased to have found a responsible buyer with CSN that will develop the Brazilian business over the long term.”

Last modified on 14 September 2021


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