Summit Materials and Cementos Argos complete US merger

Summit Materials and Cementos Argos complete US merger

Summit Materials and Cementos Argos have successfully combined their operations in the US under a single entity. Summit Materials acquired Argos North America Corp. for US$1.2bn, and conversely issued 31% of its shares to Cementos Argos. Summit Materials expects to derive US$100m in additional earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) through the deal. Three representatives of Colombia-based Grupo Argos will sit on the board of up to 11 directors of the new combined entity.

Cementos Argos CEO Juan Esteban Calle said “The combination with Summit Materials, which had the resounding support of its shareholders, allows us to begin a new chapter in the successful history of our presence in the US, and is built on shared values, strategic vision and complementary capabilities.” He added “This new milestone consolidates our objective of continuing to expand our presence in the most attractive construction materials industry in the world for the benefit of our shareholders and all interest groups.”