SigmaRoc buys CRH’s European lime business

SigmaRoc buys CRH’s European lime business

Ireland-based CRH has agreed to sell its European lime business to UK-based SigmaRoc for US$1.1bn. The business controls 16 sites across the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Poland and the UK. CRH says that the first phase of the transaction, which is scheduled for completion in early 2024, will hand over control of the Czech Republic, Germany and Ireland businesses to SigmaRoc, while control of the Poland and UK business will pass over in two subsequent phases.

CRH chief executive officer Albert Manifold said “The decision to divest at an attractive valuation follows a comprehensive review of the Business and demonstrates CRH’s active approach to portfolio management. The proceeds from the divestment will provide us with significant additional capital allocation opportunities to deliver further growth and value creation for our shareholders.”