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Holcim and Lafarge merger complete, LafargeHolcim to launch July 15

Jul 13, 2015

Holcim and Lafarge merger complete, LafargeHolcim to launch July 15

The merger of Holcim and Lafarge has been completed, and LafargeHolcim emerged as the largest aggregate producer in the world. Holcim announced in a press release that all of the conditions to complete its merger with Lafarge were complete July 10 with the success ...

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The new CEO of Lafarge India has been named

Jul 07, 2015

The new CEO of Lafarge India has been named

Lafarge has named the new CEO of its India branch as the cement giant's merger with Swiss aggregate producer Holcim. Lafarge selected Ujjwal Batria to head up Lafarge India, The Pioneer reported. Batria replaces Martin Kriegner, who has been tapped as ...

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PHOTOS: Reclamation photo contest entries showcase post-mining opportunities

Jun 30, 2015

PHOTOS: Reclamation photo contest entries showcase post-mining opportunities

This spring, Aggregates Manager put out the call for entries into our second annual photo contest. While reclamation posed a bit of a challenge because fewer operators had projects that would allow them to enter, this year's entries did not disappoint. Our top ...

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VIDEO: World conference discusses Lafarge-Holcim merger

Jun 28, 2015

IndustriALL Global Union hosted leaders across the world from the aggregates industry and workers' unions in Egerkingen, Switzerland, to discuss the merger between Holcim and Lafarge. Representatives from Lafarge made it to the event to discuss workers' rights, but Holcim opted ...

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CRH continues to eye large deals to grow the Irish aggregate company

Jun 24, 2015

CRH continues to eye large deals to grow the Irish aggregate company

Material producer CRH already was set to become the third biggest aggregate company in the world off the back of deals made leading up to the merger cement giants Holcim and Lafarge, but the Irish company isn't done expanding quite yet. The Irish ...

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Lafarge names new CEO of France branch

Jun 22, 2015

Lafarge names new CEO of France branch

Concrete giant Lafarge announced a new CEO to handle the company's branch in its home country of France. Reuters reported that Lafarge selected Bénédicte Bonnechose to head replace Pascal Casanova, who was appointed to run the post-merger LafargeHolcim Latin American Division. Bonnechose first started working for Lafarge ...

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LafargeHolcim could see shares rise above $10

Jun 12, 2015

LafargeHolcim could see shares rise above $10

The largest Holcim shareholder told a Swiss magazine that the soon-to-be LafargeHolcim could see its share price shoot up past $100. According to Reuters, Thomas Schmidheiny said that once the merger between cement giants Lafarge and Holcim is finalized, the share ...

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CRH shares could see a 24% rise as a result of its deal with Holcim and Lafarge

Jun 03, 2015

CRH shares could see a 24% rise as a result of its deal with Holcim and Lafarge

Holcim and Lafarge aren't the only ones walking away from their massive merger with loaded pockets. CRH is expected to see its share price shoot up 24 percent as a result of its own deal with the two largest cement ...

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Holcim launches public exchange offer for Lafarge shares

Jun 02, 2015

Holcim launches public exchange offer for Lafarge shares

Inching ever closer to finalizing the massive merger, Holcim Ltd. launched the public exchange offer for the shares of Lafarge. According to Market Watch, the shareholders of France's Lafarge have a chance to offer 10 of their shares in the cement giant ...

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Holcim and Lafarge have finalized the executive committee of new merged company

May 28, 2015

Holcim and Lafarge have finalized the executive committee of new merged company

Cement giants Holcim and Lafarge have finalized the new 10-member executive committee for the new LafargeHolcim once the merger is complete. Reuters reported that Holcim CFO Thomas Aebischer is heading the group that will lead what is set to become the ...

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Lafarge, Holcim receive merger go-ahead from U.S., Canada competition authorities

May 25, 2015

Lafarge, Holcim receive merger go-ahead from U.S., Canada competition authorities

  Lafarge and Holcim received approval for their planned merger from competition authorities in the United States and Canada. The latest go-aheads in the U.S. and Canada mark the final competition approvals needed for the merger's closing in July, according to Hub ...

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Lafarge CEO awarded $2.78 million bonus for ‘key role’ in merger

May 21, 2015

Lafarge CEO awarded $2.78 million bonus for ‘key role’ in merger

The CEO of Lafarge was awarded a $2.78 million bonus leading up to the merger with Holcim to create the world's largest aggregate company. Bruno Lafont, head of the French cement company, was given the bonus for having a "key role" ...

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