UK-based SigmaRoc buys CRH’s lime assets

Fels Werke Rubeland

SigmaRoc PLC’s acquisition of CRH’s European lime business will create Northern Europe’s leader in lime and limestone. The CRH’s assets include Tarmac in England, Fels-Werke in Germany and Czech Republic, Clogrennane Lime in Ireland and Trzuskawica in Poland. These Assets are extremely complementary to Nordkalk’s, which belongs to SigmaRoc. The purchase price of US$ 1.1 bn represents an EV/LTM EBITDA acquisition multiple of 8.0x (pre-synergies). In a first phase the assets in Germany (photo: Kalkwerk Rübeland of Fels-Werke), Ireland and CZ have been transferred, the assets in England and Poland will follow later this year.