Anglo American and Lafarge sell building assets to Mittal

Miner Anglo American and cement maker Lafarge said this morning they would sell their UK construction operations to Mittal Investments for £285m.

The divestments include a number of cement operations in the UK, plus the sale of Anglo American unit Tarmac’s 50 per cent ownership interest in Midland Quarry Products Limited.

The sale includes up to £30m paid on the performance of the assets over the next three years.

The sale, to Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, was a condition set by the Competition Commission to allow the two companies to combine their building materials activities in the country.

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