Breedon, the Leicestershire-based construction materials group, has completed its acquisition of certain assets and operations from CEMEX, as announced in January 2020.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has instructed that these assets should be held separate from Breedon until it has completed its investigation.
Accordingly, the assets will be operated as Pinnacle Construction Materials (Pinnacle), a newly-created ring-fenced business led by an independent management team and operating from its own offices.
Pinnacle offers a range of heavy building materials, including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete, concrete products and cement, together with contracting services, from approximately 100 locations in England, Wales and Scotland.
This acquisition brings with it a portfolio of operations with a team of some 650 employees and a further 170 million tonnes of mineral reserves and resources. It will strengthen Breedon’s regional footprint in the UK and provide a platform for future expansion.
The CMA is presently undertaking a Phase 1 investigation, in respect of which the CMA are expected to announce their initial conclusions on or before 26 August 2020.
Following the conclusion of the CMA’s investigation, which could still take several months, and subject to the outcome of that investigation, the assets are expected to be incorporated into Breedon’s UK business.