Malaysia/Singapore: Switzerland’s LafargeHolcim has signed a deal to sell its 51% stake in Lafarge Malaysia to YTL Cement for US$396m. Lafarge Malaysia operates three integrated cement and two grinding plants. With the divestment, LafargeHolcim will fully exit the Malaysian market. LafargeHolcim has also signed an agreement with YTL Cement Singapore for the divestment of its entire 91% share in Holcim Singapore.
YTL Cement is part of YTL Corporation, a Malaysian infrastructure conglomerate, which is active in cement production, construction, property development and utilities. The deal is expected to be completed within the second quarter of 2019. It is subject to approval by regulatory bodies.