Lafarge Africa approves acquisition of UNICEM

Byjirong

Updated Wed, 18 May 2016 10:57:41 GMT

Nigeria: The board of directors of Lafarge Africa has approved the acquisition of an additional 50% equity interest in the Untied Cement Company of Nigeria (UNICEM). The purchase was handled on the same terms of its initial acquisition of 35%. Following the acquisition Lafarge Africa will own an indirect interest of 100% in UNICEM.

The 50% share is currently held by Egyptian Cement Holdings, a company jointly owned by LafargeHolcim and Lafarge Africa. LafargeHolcim owns Egyptian Cement Holdings via Holcibel. Lafarge Africa is buying its latest purchase of shares from Holcibel.