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Lakshmi Mittal buys Anglo American, Lafarge’s UK assets for £272 million

Last Updated: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:19

London: Mining firm Anglo American and cement maker Lafarge have sold one of the UK’s biggest concrete plants to Indian business tycoon Lakshmi Mittal.

The Indian-origin steel tycoon purchased Lafarge, and AA’s assets for 272 million pounds.

According to the Daily Express, among other assets the deal includes Anglo-owned Tarmac’s 50 percent stake in Midland Quarry Products, one of the country’s biggest hard rock suppliers.

The sale was a condition by the Competition Commission to allow Tarmac and Lafarge to combine their building materials activities in a joint venture.

According to the report, Mittal said the business deal reflected his confidence in UK growth.


First Published: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:16
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