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JSW Steel acquires Heidelberg Cement's grinding unit at Raigad

KOLKATA: JSW SteelBSE 1.20 % has acquired Heidelberg Cement India's 0.6 million tonne per annum (mtpa) cement grinding facility in Raigad, Maharashtra, "as a going concern on slump sale basis." The transaction which was carried out for an undisclosed sum. 

The two companies signed the Business Transfer Agreements for the acquisition on October 5, according to filings made by bot
Hidelberg and JSW Steel with the BSE on Monday. 

"The transaction will be consummated only after obtaining all relevant approvals required under applicable laws," JSW Steel said. However, it did not disclose the value of the deal. The board of the two companies had decided to enter into a deal on May 21, 2013. 

JSW Steel had acquired the company through the erstwhile 
JSW Ispat SteelBSE 0.40 %, which is now its merged associate firm. Announcing the deal, JSW Ispat had then said the acquisition would enable it develop a stable outlet for evacuation of slag. 

Heidelberg Cement had termed the deal as part of company's philosophy of "divesting less strategic assets with lower margins", which would enable it to "focus on more strategic and key operations in central India where the company had recently expanded its cement capacity from 2 to 5 million tonne per annum."