Potential acquisition of former Adelaide Brighton by CRH

ADRBI Birkenhead

CRH plc and its partner, the Australian Barro Group, have entered into an agreement with ADBRI Ltd, formerly known as Adelaide Brighton, to acquire all ADBRI shares. The partners own a 47.6% minority stake and submitted a non-binding offer to acquire 100% of the ordinary shares of ADBRI for a cash price of A$3.20 per share (on 100% basis) and to delist the company from the ASX. The offer represents a multiple of approximately 9x the enterprise value of ADBRI to the expected 2023 underlying EBITDA, which corresponds to a cash consideration of A$1.1 billion (US$0.75 billion) for the final stake (photo: Birkenhead cement plant).