Lafarge announces the sale of its cement operations in Honduras to Cementos Argos for a total enterprise value of €435 million (€232 million for the share of Lafarge1). This enterprise value represents a 2012 EBITDA multiple of 8.6.
Sold assets comprise an integrated cement plant with a capacity of 1 million tons and a grinding station with a 0.3 million tons capacity.
This transaction is subject to relevant regulatory approvals.
53.3% of its Honduran subsidiary (Lafarge Cementos SA de CV)
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providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable,
more beautiful, and better connected. With the world's leading building
materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its
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