LaFarge-Holcim merger plans approved by the European Commission

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The approval of the EC was one of the biggest hurdles for the proposed merger of the two construction minerals companies. While divestments are required by the commission, the clearance notification puts the companies on track to create the world’s largest cement company.

France-based Lafarge SA and Switzerland-based Holcim Ltd have attained the clearance of the European Commission (EC) for their proposed merger, clearing the path for a deal that will make the resultant new company, LafargeHolcim, the largest cement manufacturer in the world.

The two companies, which first announced their merger plans in...

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