Breedon to acquire quarries and asphalt plant from Tarmac

Breedon has agreed to acquire from Tarmac four quarries and an asphalt plant for £16.5 million, to be satisfied by the transfer to Tarmac of 27 of our readymix plants and payment of £4.9m in cash

The deal is conditional on approval by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA).

The operations to be acquired by Breedon comprise quarries in Scotland, Cumbria and North Wales, together with a quarry and asphalt plant in West Wales.  The ready-mixed concrete plants to be divested by Breedon are in multiple locations extending from Dumfries in Scotland to Exeter in Devon. 

The deal is in line with Breedon’s strategy of expanding its aggregates portfolio, in this case adding approximately 25 million tonnes to the Group’s mineral reserves and resources, and furthering the development of its asphalt capacity.  It also streamlines Breedon’s readymix network.  The transaction is not expected to have a material impact on the Group’s earnings.

Pat Ward, Breedon’s Group Chief Executive, commented: “This deal brings significant benefits: it adds to our reserve base; it is margin-enhancing; it releases value from peripheral readymix plants; and it will enable us to replace third-party aggregates providers with our own sources of supply.

“It is also a great example of how we can work with our larger peers – in this case CRH, one of the world’s most successful global building materials companies – to benefit customers and other stakeholders on both sides.”

The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2018, subject to approval by the CMA.


Tarmac assets to be acquired in this transaction:         

Daviot Quarry, Inverness

            Low Plains Quarry, Penrith

            Borras Quarry, Wrexham

            Minffordd Quarry & Asphalt Plant, near Porthmadog


Breedon ready-mixed concrete plants to be divested in this transaction:

Alrewas                                              Llandybie

Banbury                                             Llanelli

Boroughbridge                                  Llynclys

Bournemouth                                    Meriden

Bridgend                                            Pembroke

Briton Ferry                                       Portsmouth

Cardiff                                                Scorton

Cardigan                                             Shawell

Carmarthen                                       Southampton

Colchester                                          Stancombe

Dumfries                                            Tongwynlais

Dunald Mill                                         Tredegar

Exeter                                                 Wellington


13 December 2017

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