Birla Corp said it will acquire two cement units from Lafarge India having a capacity of 5.15 million tonnes per annum for Rs 5,000 crore. The stock rallied 15 percent. Birla Corporation said in a BSE filing said it has agreed to a transaction with Lafarge India Private Ltd, whereby Birla Corp, either directly or through its wholly-owned subsidiary, shall acquire both the Jojobera and Sonadih cement businesses (Acquisition business) from Lafarge India for an Enterprise Value of Rs 5,000 crore. Birla said it will acquire the cement business, comprising an integrated cement unit at Sonadih (Chhattisgarh), a cement grinding unit at Jojobera (Jharkhand), along with Concreto and PSC brands.
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