Breedon trades concrete plants for Tarmac quarries

Breedon vehiclesIndependent construction materials group Breedon has agreed to acquire four quarries and an asphalt plant from Tarmac in return for 27 of its ready-mixed concrete plants.

Under the deal, which is valued at £16.5 million, Tarmac will also receive a £4.9m cash payment.

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.

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
    • Carmarthan Southampton
    • Colchester Stancombe
    • Dumfries Tongwynlais

    • Dunald Mill Tredegar
    • Exeter Wellington
    • Halecombe
    • Breedon said that the deal was in line with its strategy of expanding its aggregates portfolio. The four Tarmac quarries add approximately 25 million tonnes to Breedon’s mineral reserves.

      Pat Ward, Breedon’s group chief executive, added: “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.”

      Subject to approval, the transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2018.

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