Dalmia Cement's capacity to rise to 20Mt/yr after JP Associates deal

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India: Dalmia Cement Bharat Ltd's (DCBL) cement production capacity will reach 20Mt/yr following its acquisition of Jaiprakash (JP) Associates' 74% stake in a joint venture with the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) for US$190m.

The board of DCBL has approved the acquisition of a 74% stake in Bokaro Jaypee Cement Ltd (BOJCL), which is a 74:26 joint venture between JP Associates and SAIL.

"With this acquisition, DCBL's current installed capacity (including subsidiaries and associates) will reach 20Mt/yr," said a DCBL spokesperson.

BOJCL has a 2.1Mt/yr cement unit at Bokaro in Jharkhand. The joint venture has a 30 year clinker supply arrangement with JP Associates and a slag supply arrangement for the same period with SAIL.

"The transaction was completed in a record time with excellent chemistry and cooperation between the professional teams of JP Associates and DCBL," said Mahendra Singhi, Group CEO of Cement, DCBL. "The total enterprise value is US$190m. The proposed acquisition would be funded through a mix of debt and internal accruals."

DCBL also holds a 47.3% stake in OCL India and is expanding capacity there. The company is also setting up a 2.5Mt/yt cement plant at Belgaum in Karnataka with an investment of US$222m.

Last modified on 26 March 2014

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