Spain/Ireland/UK: On 26 February 2013 Irish buildings materials supplier CRH plc announced that it and Spanish cement business Cementos Portland Valderrivas SA (CVP) had reached an agreement, effective immediately, regarding an asset swap in relation to certain Spanish assets.
CRH will transfer its 26% stake in Corporacion Uniland SA to CPV. In return, CPV will transfer its 99% stake in Cementos Lemona SA to CRH. CRH will also acquire Southern Cement Ltd, a cement importation business, based in Ipswich, UK as part of the transaction. As part of the transaction CRH and CPV will terminate all legal disputes with each other.