CRH Considers Bid for Lafarge, Holcim Assets

Irish cement maker CRH plc is exploring a bid for all assets rivals Lafarge SA and Holcim Ltd. must sell to avoid significant hurdles from antitrust authorities with their proposed merger, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Four consortia of private equity firms are also eyeing the portfolio, with bids valuing the assets at $6.5 billion-$9 billion expected soon.

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