Huaxin Cement’s bid for InterCement Brazil may be preferable one for seller

Huaxin Cement’s bid for InterCement Brazil may be preferable one for seller

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN), Votorantim Cimentos and China-based Huaxin Cement have all submitted ‘virtually’ identical bids for InterCement’s assets in Brazil. Valor International News has reported that Huaxin Cement may be the bidder that best ‘pleases’ InterCement. As a would-be market newcomer, its acquisition of the business would not require investigation by the Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE).

For rival bidder CSN, growth in Brazil would shape its planned initial public offering of its local cement subsidiary CSN Cimentos later in 2024. The group reportedly plans to appoint current CFO Marcelo Ribeiro as CEO of CSN Cimentos.