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10 June 2019

Banks work on €1bn debt financings as CRH unit sale heats up

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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Bankers are said to be working on debt financings in excess of €1bn to back a potential sale of CRH's European distribution arm as bidders prepare second round bids. Pictured is CRH's Hoghiz cement plant in Romania pic: CRH
Bankers are working on debt financings in excess of €1 billion to back a potential sale of Irish building materials group heavyweight CRH’s European distribution arm as bidders prepare second round bids, according to Reuters news agency banking sources.


Dublin, Ireland-headquartered CRH hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch earlier this year to run a sales process of the unit, which has an estimated value of €2 billion, the sources said.

Second round bids in an auction process are due by July 12 after first round bids were submitted on May 20, the sources told Reuters.

A number of sponsors have been linked to the division including Advent, Apollo, Bain, Blackstone, CVC, CD&R, EQT and Lonestar. Bankers are being informed who is through to the next round.

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